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One juvenile dies, another suffers major injuries in Santa Rosa crash


One juvenile female died and another suffered major injuries in a solo vehicle crash in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa early Monday morning, a police sergeant said.

The juvenile female driver suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, Sgt. Chad Heiser said. Her name has not been released.

The crash happened around 12:20 a.m. when the driver of a Lincoln MKZ failed to negotiate a left-hand turn on Skyfarm Drive at the T-intersection of Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Heiser said.

The car went up and over a curb, across a sidewalk and struck three trees as it went down an embankment. The two female passengers were ejected from the vehicle and were taken to a hospital, where one died, Heiser said.

The driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and she cooperated with the crash investigation, Heiser said.

The crash closed Thomas Lake Harris Drive between Skyfarm Drive and Lakepointe Circle, and Skyfarm Drive was closed between Thomas Lake Harris Drive and Autumn Glen Court for about six hours.

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