A 26-year-old man was killed in a two-car accident 7 p.m Tuesday on Highway 121 at Meadowlark Lane in unincorporated Sonoma County north of the Sonoma Raceway near the Viansa Winery, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two other adults and a 5-year-old child suffered major injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
CHP Officer Anna Paulson said Damodar Chandradas, 25, of San Franciso, was traveling southbound on Highway 121 south of Meadowlark Lane in a 1997 four-door Jaguar when the car collided with a 1994 Toyota Corolla driven by Gustavo Adolfo Mejia, 26, of Greenbrae, Marin County, traveling northbound on Highway 121 approaching Meadowlark Lane.
Prior to the crash, a witness observed the Jaguar passing southbound traffic in the
northbound lane, then veering back into the southbound lane.
then traveled onto the right hand shoulder of the southbound lane, and
then veered back into the southbound lane, continuing across into the
northbound lane into the path of the Toyota.
The front of the Toyota
struck the right side of the Jaguar. Both vehicles spun out of control
due to the impact, Paulson said.
Chandradas sustained major injuries and was
airlifted to Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
The Jaguar's right front passenger, a 26-year-old unidentified man, was pronounced dead at
the scene. His case has been referred to the Sonoma County Coroner.
major injuries and was transported by VeriHealth ground ambulance to Queen of the
Valley, Paulson said.
A 5-year-old girl who was the Toyota's right rear passenger was
transported by Reach Air to Children's Hospital in Oakland with major
Chandradas is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs oralcohol.
One-way traffic control was intermittently in effect for two hours due to
this fatal traffic investigation.
There were only minor traffic delays
due to the post-commute hour. A sigalert (incident of significant impact) was issued.