Tuesday, February 7, 2023

A Cyclist Is Dead and an 18-Year-Old Santa Rosa Man Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Clearlake Collision

The following is a press release issued by the Clearlake Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


Johnny Leon-Roja [Mugshot from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On January 17, 2023, at approximately 5:45 pm, officers from the Clearlake Police Department responded to Boyles Avenue near 26th Avenue for a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers found the collision involved a Toyota Tundra and a bicycle. The bicyclist a male in his late 40s was pronounced deceased.

As a result of the investigation and based upon probable cause, officers arrested Johnny Leon-Rojas for vehicular manslaughter. He was booked into the Lake County Jail.

If you witnessed the collision, please contact Sgt. M. Perreault by email at mperreault@clearlakepd.org or by phone at 707-994-8251.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been hit by cars 3 times while cycling and survived by they call me speed bump. I have close calls every week and police rarely ticket cars that pass too close. Bikes are invisible to cars, they just don’t pay attention to us.

  2. How many years he getting? The lady Kitchen got 2 days or 2 years for killing her daughter and her friend while impaired. Will God run over Kitchen or will she get away with it?

      • Fuck yo bitch ass friend Jhonny nigga he killed my uncle bitch ass nigga yo boy gonna rot in jail hope ya boy Jhonny becomes someone’s bitch up in there for ever motherfuker justice for Og E…love u Eddie.stranger

  3. He was my friend… He was the 1st person I met when I got pushed from Frisko back in 2000. I was there for him throughout many of his battles and he loved my family very dearly and we loved him. He got on my wife’s nerves like crazy because of how he was by his jokes and always saying bitch… he definitely knew how to get under peoples skin. He would be at home and we would go back and forth him yelling out, RAIDERS!!! and I wold respond NINERS!!!……. I’m going to miss you, RAIDER

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