Traffic Crash on Highway 12 Left 2 Casualties

SANTA ROSA, CA (October 4, 2021) A deadly head-on crash on Highway 12 in Santa Rosa left one person dead and one with major injuries.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. when a GMC Sierra pickup struck a Chevrolet flatbed truck near Irwin Lane, CHP said.

In addition, investigators pointed out that the GMC drifted into the opposite lane while heading east.

As a result, it collided with the Chevy flatbed going westbound on a two-lane highway.

Tragically, the GMC driver died at the scene and the paramedics transported the truck driver to Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for major injuries.

At this time, the identity of the deceased driver remains unavailable.

Santa Rosa Officials closed down each direction between Merced Avenue and Irwin Lane on Highway 12 for investigation.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

For more accident news, click here.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.

LA Weekly