Sebastopol man killed in Graton crash identified

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A Sebastopol man died early Tuesday after his pickup crashed into a tree along a Graton roadway, authorities said.

The driver was identified by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office as Reed Killian, 67. He was traveling alone when he crashed just after 7 a.m. on Oak Grove Avenue, west of Highway 116, the CHP said.

His 1989 Toyota pickup ran off the north side of the road and hit a tree. The CHP said the driver, who died at the crash site, wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and his pickup didn’t have air bags.

Killian’s ex-wife, Celia Peterson, said he is survived by three adult children and three grandchildren.

Killian had worked for Allied Builders for most of his career, Peterson said.

“He was a dedicated family man. He was a solid, dependable, hard worker,” she said. “He was just a good man.”

You can reach Staff Writer Andrew Beale at 707-521-5205 or On Twitter @iambeale. You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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