December 11, 2023

A 17-year-old woman was killed and two others had been injured after a automotive drove off the highway in Santa Rosa, plunging right into a creek and catching fireplace round 10 p.m. Friday.

A preliminary investigation by the Santa Rosa Police Division discovered that the driving force, a 21-year-old Santa Rosa resident, was dashing when his automotive “left the roadway” throughout a slight curve, turning into airborne earlier than rolling “an unknown variety of instances and touchdown upright within the creek mattress,” in response to a Fb submit by the police. The 17-year-old feminine, who was seated in the appropriate rear seat of the automotive, was declared useless on the scene because of her accidents.

Two male passengers, aged 17 and 19, had been rushed to a hospital with life-threatening accidents. The older passenger was then airlifted to a burn heart for extra care.

Alcohol and medicines are suspected to be an element within the collision, authorities mentioned, as the driving force was discovered to have blood alcohol content material of .11%, a degree .03% greater than the authorized restrict. The motive force has been arrested and booked into jail for 2 felonies, together with driving underneath the affect and inflicting harm to others, and doing so with a blood alcohol content material of .08% or greater. He has additionally been arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated, in response to authorities.

The names of all of the automotive’s passengers haven’t but been launched by the Santa Rosa Police Division, as a result of each pending household notifications and the people’ ages.

Anybody with further data on this incident is inspired to contact John Fisher, accident investigator, at 707-543-8550 or at [email protected].