The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol Santa Rosa Office:
Last night at approximately 5:42pm, Santa Rosa CHP and Monte Rio Fire personnel responded to a crash on private property at the Happy Hills Hunting Club. Response and rescue efforts by emergency personnel were hampered by difficult access and steep terrain. The crash involved two Jeeps in two separate crashes with a total of five occupants. Preliminary investigation indicates the first Jeep overturned down a steep embankment. The second Jeep driven by a 49-year-old male attempted to help the occupants in the first crash, but his Jeep also overturned down the embankment and crashed. In the first crash was a 32-year-old male driver and a male juvenile passenger who both sustained fatal injuries. Emergency personnel extricated and transported the 49-year-old male with life-threatening injuries to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH). There were two additional male juveniles transported to SRMH with minor to moderate injuries. Any inquiries on the identity of the deceased should be directed to the Sonoma County Coroners Office.