An 83‑year‑old Petaluma man died Wednesday morning after crashing his truck on a rural roadway northwest of Petaluma, according to the CHP.

Donald Lawrence Sartori crashed about 7:40 a.m. on Bodega Avenue east of Middle Two Rock Road. His Chevrolet Colorado crashed into a drainage culvert.

Sartori, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

Witnesses told officers the truck drifted off the roadway. Officers said it’s possible the man suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or On Twitter@rossmannreport.

Cities Take Up Cannabis Regulations

Dec. 12, the Santa Rosa City Council meets at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave.

Dec. 19, Sebastopol City Council will vote on the urgency ordinance at its 6 p.m. meeting in the youth annex of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 425 Morris Street.


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