20-year-old Monte Rio man killed in Bohemian Highway crash

The victim of a fiery Thursday night crash that closed Bohemian Highway in Camp Meeker has been identified as Ernest James Homen Leo, a Monte Rio resident.

Homen Leo, 20, died at the scene of the 9:15 p.m. crash, in which he lost control of his truck on northbound Bohemian Highway, struck a large redwood tree and tumbled down an embankment before bursting into flames.

The CHP said Friday it appeared Homen Leo was driving too fast when he lost control of his 1998 Dodge Dakota.

Though badly burned, authorities were able to identify him and notify family members in the hours after his death.

The highway was closed for 90 minutes following the crash.


The driver of a pickup was killed when the truck left Bohemian Highway, hit a redwood tree, crashed down an embankment and ultimately burst into flames in the parking lot of a campground off of the west Sonoma County highway.

The crash occurred about 9:15 p.m. and closed the highway in both directions at the Alliance Redwoods camp, described as a Christian conference camp, east of Camp Meeker.

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