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Two killed in southwest Sonoma County crash

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Two people died Monday in a head‑on crash near Two Rock, in southwest Sonoma County, according to the CHP.

The 11:25 a.m. crash happened at Valley Ford and Walker roads and closed the area for hours for the investigation. It was reopened to traffic just after 3 p.m. This is the second fatality in the same area since May, when a collision killed one person and injured three others.

On Monday, a Lexus SUV and a work pickup collided, the impact flipping the pickup onto its side and up against the SUV. At least one person initially was trapped, and flames came from at least one of the vehicles.

The crash scene included ladders strewn along the roadway from the pickup and the precarious perching of the truck, which was stabilized by firefighters.

As CHP officers analyzed the scene, the body of one person was on the roadway, covered with a tarp, and the second victim remained inside the truck. Both of the people killed had been in the truck, CHP said. A woman from the SUV was taken to a hospital, according to initial reports.

Several agencies responded, including Cal Fire, Two Rock and U.S. Coast Guard firefighters and an ambulance.

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

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