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Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
Monday June 14th, 2021 :: 04:12 p.m. PDT


Driver and Passenger Identified in Rohnert Park Fatal Collison

On 6/14/21 the Sonoma County Sheriffs Coroner Unit was able to positively identify the driver and passenger of the collision as well as notify the next of kin.

The driver has been identified as Lorena Recendez-Martinez, 17, of San Rafael.  She previously lived in Rohnert Park.

The passenger has been identified as Amada Guadalupe Salinas-Agular, 16, of Los Angeles.  She had come to Rohnert Park for the summer and had planned to go back to Los Angeles in the fall.

The Department of Public Safety sends condolences to the family and friends of Lorena and Amada.  

On 6/12/2021 at approximately 9:25PM, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a vehicle collision on Golf Course Drive at Roberts Lake Road.  Initial reports to the dispatchers indicated there were two people in the car with major injuries.
The first officer arrived within minutes and located a 2018 Mercedes Coupe on its side with major damage.  The officer located the driver deceased and a passenger suffering from life threatening injuries.  Additional support arrived on scene from Rohnert Park, Sonoma Life Support and Sonoma County Fire.  Unfortunately, the passenger died from her injuries while on scene.
Both victims were female; however, their age and identity have not been confirmed.  No further information will be released regarding the victims until the notification of next of kin.  At this time it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
The Rohnert Park Major Accident Investigation Team took over the investigation.  Investigators believe the Mercedes was travelling at a high rate of speed west on Golf Course Drive.  The vehicle appears to have struck the right curb while trying to negotiate the curve in the roadway.  The vehicle then jumped over the curb and hit two street signs and two trees, ultimately hitting a traffic signal and coming to rest.  Based on the evidence as well as statements from an eye witness to the collision, the vehicle was the only one involved in the collision at the time.  The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while investigators collected evidence and statements. 
The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety send condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the tragic collision.

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
City Center Dr
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-584-2600

Aaron Johnson, Deputy Chief of Police
[email protected]

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