Saturday, September 23, 2023

Santa Rosa Man Dies After Colliding With Tree Along State Route 128


The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

On 11/05/2022, at approximately 1710 hours, the driver of a 2011 Lexus was traveling eastbound on SR-128, east of Boonville, at an unknown rate of speed. For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the south roadway edge and onto the dirt shoulder. The vehicle continued on the dirt shoulder for a short distance before colliding with a tree. The driver sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident are asked to contact the Ukiah CHP office at (707) 467-4420.

Note: Since the initial publication of the press release, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has identified the decedent as Omar Gutierrez Nunez.


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