Alvaro Avalos Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Accident near Verano Avenue

EL VERANO, CA (January 26, 2023) – Monday evening, a pedestrian accident along Highway 12 left Julio Estrada with fatal injuries. The collision happened on January 19th, at around 8:00 p.m. near Verano Avenue. According to initial reports, Estrada was taking a dog for a walk when a 2019 Toyota Tundra struck them while turning southbound on Highway 12. At this time, the reason behind the collision remains unknown. Officials state that the 24-year-old driver, Alvaro Avalos of Sonoma, remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. Authorities ruled out intoxication to be a factor in the incident and no arrests were made. Unfortunately, the responding Sonoma Valley Fire units declared 36-year-old Julio Estrada of Santa Rosa dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the dog sustained minor injuries and was taken by Animal Control to be reunited with the owner.
The team at Sweet James sends their sympathies to the family and friends of Julio Estrada. Their thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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