36-Year-Old Driver Dies in Wrong-Way Collision near Hearn Avenue

SANTA ROSA, CA (April 7, 2022) – A wrong-way crash on Highway 101 claimed the life of Justino Gomez Rojas early Sunday, police said.

Per authorities, the deadly rash happened around 2:00 a.m., on the northbound lanes of the highway near the Hearn Avenue exit.

For reasons unknown, Rojas was driving a Toyota Tacoma south in the northbound lanes of the highway. As a result, he crashed head-on into an oncoming Ford Explorer.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, first responders declared 36-year-old Rojas dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the woman driving the Explorer received significant injuries that were determined to be non-life-threatening. Medical personnel transported her to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

At this time, Santa Rosa Officials are still working to identify the circumstances surrounding the wrong-way crash. An active investigation is currently ongoing.

No words can mend the broken hearts, and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Justino Gomez Rojas.

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