Santa Rosa driver, 18, arrested in death of Clearlake cyclist
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 email@example.com or by phone at 707-994-8251
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