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DUI suspect in fatal Healdsburg crash

Tuesday’s fatal car crash north of Windsor killed a Healdsburg man and put a Windsor man in jail, suspected of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter, the CHP said.

The victim was identified Wednesday as Jose Alderete-Beltran, 57. He died soon after the 5:50 p.m. crash, in which an oncoming Volkswagen Beetle crossed into his path and struck his Volkswagen Passat, CHP said.

Suspected DUI driver Josimar Ortiz-Ortiz, 26, of Windsor had minor injuries and was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of the two felony charges. The suspect remained in custody Wednesday with bail set at $100,000.

The crash was south of Limerick Lane, on a stretch of Old Redwood Highway between Healdsburg and Windsor.

The heavily damaged Passat came to a stop against a pole, trapping Alderete-Beltran. He was cut free from the wreckage by firefighters and loaded into an ambulance, but he died on the way to a hospital.

A passenger in his car had minor injuries. The CHP on Wednesday identified him as Luis Antonio Leyva Osorio, 37, of Healdsburg.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707-521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com.

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