Speeding Mustang crashed on Hwy 101 in Santa Rosa

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A driver of a Ford Mustang was arrested on Saturday after speeding on Highway 101 in Sonoma County. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the Musta refused to pull over at a traffic stop after going over 100 mph on the northbound lanes. 

Around 1:30 p.m., the Mustang crashed at Mendocino Avenue and Hwy 101 in Santa Rosa. It rear-ended a Land Rover SUV. 

The driver of the Mustang was Marcus Burton, 18. Burton was booked into Sonoma County Jail and was treated for minor injuries. 

The passenger was a 17-year-old boy. He was treated for minor injuries and was released to his parents. 

A family of three in the Land Rover was taken to a nearby hospital for complaints of pain.

The Mustang’s license plate read “WILL RUN.” Authorities said the Mustang had been in multiple chases over the past month but had always escaped until Saturday.

No other drivers were injured in the crash.


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.