Man dead after overnight collision in Santa Rosa

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On Tuesday night, a 37-year-old man was found dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed vehicle near a veterans building. 

According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Santa Rosa Veterans building on Maple Avenue around 6:45 a.m. due to a vehicle collision. 

At the scene, a red Toyota Tundra collided with the building’s fence. Inside the vehicle, a man was found dead. 

He was later identified as Mario Garcia-Villavicencio of Rohnert Park.

Police determined that on Tuesday, around 11 p.m., the Tundra was heading north on Brookwood Avenue when it lost control and veered west, through a parking lot, and into the fence. 

The Tundra came to a stop before crashing through the fence of an adjacent residence. 

The home was vacant at the time of the collision, and no one called to report it. 

Police believe the crash resulted from the driver suffering a medical emergency. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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