Kirth Dwyer Killed, 4 Injured in Rohnert Park Crash on Highway 101 near Rohnert Park Expressway

Kirth Dwyer
Kirth Dwyer Killed in Traffic Accident on Highway 101 in Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park, California (August 10, 2021) – Kirth Dwyer, 60, of Rohnert Park, has been identified as the man who was killed in a collision early Sunday morning in Rohnert Park, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred at about 4:00 a.m. August 8, on the northbound side of Highway 101, just north of the Rohnert Park Expressway exit.

The California Highway Patrol said Dwyer got out of a Nissan which had stopped in the middle lane for undetermined reasons.

Moments later, a northbound Ford F-250, driven by Rick Barretta, 41, rear-ended the Nissan, striking Dwyer.

CHP said Dwyer was hit again by a Ford F-150 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barretta and his three passengers suffered minor injuries and were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Ford F-150, Jorge Mendoza-Suarez, 26, was uninjured.

Further details regarding the accident were not immediately available.

An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Santa Rosa CHP office at 707-588-1400.

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