Fatal Crash on Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 25, 2018) — At least one person was confirmed dead Friday morning following a 2-vehicle collision at Bennett Valley and Carrithers roads, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place at 7:49 a.m. and prompted a SigAlert due to a hard closure on Bennett Valley Road. The incident took place between Yulupa Avenue and Grange Road.
Two motorists were involved, a silver vehicle was crushed and a white Mercedes. The silver vehicle reportedly hydro-planed and struck the other vehicle. The report indicates that someone died in the vehicle that overturned onto its side.
The crash is under investigation by the CHP.
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Santa Rosa Accident Investigation
Police are investigating this collision to determine fault. At this time, we do not know what factors contributed to this crash and which driver is liable. It may have been weather-related and early indications are that one vehicle crashed into the other motorist due to slick roads. This has not been confirmed, but per witness reports it is being investigated as a possible cause.
Indeed, the location of this collision is at a dangerous curve in the roadway where other fatalities and injury accidents have occurred. In April 2013, a 26-year-old man died at this same location and his passenger was injured.
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