Santa Rosa driver, 18, arrested in death of Clearlake cyclist

Johnny Leon-Rojas, 18, of Santa Rosa was arrested Jan. 17 on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, police said.|

A Santa Rosa man has been arrested after a bicyclist was found dead Jan. 17 in southeast Clearlake, according to Clearlake police.

Johnny Leon-Rojas, 18, of Santa Rosa was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

At about 5:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian on Boyles Avenue near 26th Avenue, according to police.

When officers arrived, they found a blue Toyota Tundra and a bicycle, whose rider, Edward Quinones, 48, of Clearlake was pronounced dead on scene.

Police hadn’t seen a fatal collision in that area since 2018, according to Chief Tim Hobbs.

Leon-Rojas was booked into the Lake County jail. According to Lake County records Monday, he’s no longer in custody.

A cause for the collision is still under investigation, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, contact Sgt. Perreault by email at or by phone at 707-994-8251

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