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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 mary.callahan@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

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