Petaluma police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Monday afternoon on Sonoma Mountain Parkway near Riesling Road.
A 41-year-old Petaluma man was driving northbound on Sonoma Mountain near the Santa Rosa Junior College, when his car suddenly crossed into the center median and entered the opposite lane of traffic and collided with a tree.
When police arrived, witnesses were already performing CPR on the driver, but could not revive him. The driver, identified as Paul Borre, was taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Borre’s eight-year-old daughter was also in the car, but was not injured in the accident.
It was not immediately clear whether Borre had a medical emergency and an investigation into the crash is ongoing.
The accident, reported at 3pm, shut down southbound Sonoma Mountain Parkway for about three hours.
If you witnessed the crash, please contact traffic officer Rob Hawkins at 707-776-3722 and reference report number 12-4301.
The accident marks the fourth traffic fatality in Petaluma this year.