Driver ID’d in Rohnert Park fatal crash

The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in an early Friday morning vehicle crash in Rohnert Park as Mo’Tasem Haddad, 24, a resident of the city.

Haddad died at the scene of the 1:10 a.m. crash at Rohnert Park Expressway and Country Club Drive, where his Audi was split into two pieces after hitting a light pole, the Rohnert Park Public Safety Department said.

Haddad had been driving an Audi eastbound on the expressway at what were reported to be high speeds when he ran a red light, colliding with a Lexus turning left in the Audi’s path to get to southbound Country Club Drive, authorities said.

Haddad apparently swerved to avoid the Lexus but was struck and thrown off course into the light pole, splitting the car in half and killing the driver, authorities said.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 707-521-5249 or On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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