General Crime

Rafael Prieto-Gonzalez charged a Santa Rosa man with murder for a solo-vehicle crash which killed Abel Acosta

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px



The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office this afternoon charged a Santa Rosa man with murder for a solo-vehicle crash that killed a Saint Helena man in Rohnert Park on Friday. Rafael Prieto-Gonzalez, 23, did not enter a plea in Sonoma County Superior Court.

He is being held under no bail in the Sonoma County jail and will return to court Monday. Prieto-Gonzalez lost control of a 2000 Ford Explorer on northbound Commerce Boulevard around 8 p.m. Friday evening, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said. The SUV slammed broadside into a tree, killing passenger Abel Acosta, 44, of Saint Helena. Witnesses said the driver fled the vehicle and hid in a nearby neighborhood.

Rohnert Park public safety officers found Prieto-Gonzalez who had injuries consistent with a crash, Sgt. Aaron Johnson said. Prieto-Gonzalez was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was taken to a hospital before he was booked in the Sonoma County jail. Prieto-Gonzalez has a prior DUI conviction, Deputy District Attorney Anne Masterson said.

Copyright © 2014 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

1 500 html

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons