Crash blocks Lakeville Highway for two hours

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A head‑on collision on Lakeville Highway early Monday injured four people and temporarily blocked the busy morning commute.

The 6:40 a.m. collision occurred just north of the old Sleepy Hollow Dairy and involved a large box truck and a Honda Civic.

The CHP is investigating why northbound Honda driver, Juan Luna, 23, of Rio Linda, drove into the opposite lane, which put the small sedan in the path of the oncoming box truck. Some witnesses told officers that Luna had been driving recklessly before the collision and that is part of the investigation, CHP Officer David deRutte said.

The two vehicles collided, then spun to a stop off the highway. The truck flipped on one side and debris littered the lanes.

“The hood was missing, fender missing, debris was spread across a large area of Lakeville Highway,” said Brian Clarke, a volunteer captain with Lakeville Fire.

The wreck trapped two men in the Honda, who were cut free by Petaluma firefighters. Luna, the driver, was taken to a hospital with major injuries, while an unidentified male passenger appeared to be fine, deRutte said.

Truck driver Evan Isbell, 29, of Santa Rosa and two unidentified men riding with him were taken to area hospitals with what appeared to be minor injuries. They were in a Robb & Messer moving and storage truck from Petaluma.

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

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