Correction, 1:50 p.m. Tuesday:
The female in this morning's collision was driving a Ford Edge, not Escape. She has been flown to Stanford Hospital with major injuries--from Jon Sloat, CHP spokesman.
Update, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday:
A Sebastopol man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a head-on crash that closed Stony Point Road near Cotati this morning, a CHP officer said.
Ben Rhoades, 19, was driving a Ford F-250 truck south on Stony Point Road just south of Sierra Avenue when the crash happened around 8:30 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The truck crossed over the double-yellow line and struck a northbound Ford Escape head-on, Sloat said. The Escape overturned and landed on its roof, Sloat said.
Rhoades and the driver of the Escape, Vicki Siefer, 46, of Novato, suffered major injuries that included broken bones and internal injuries, Sloat said.
Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles by the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District and were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sloat said. They are both expected to survive.
Rhoades was arrested at the hospital for DUI, Sloat said.
The collision closed Stony Point Road for about an hour and a half, he said.
By Bay City News Service
Update 11:24 a.m.: A two-vehicle injury crash is blocking lanes in both directions on Stony Point Road near Cotati this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash, in which one vehicle overturned, was reported at 8:33 a.m. near West Sierra Avenue, CHP officials said.
According to the CHP, victims had to be extricated from at least one of the vehicles involved in the crash.
It appears the crash was a head-on collision, according to the CHP.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury traffic collision involving an overturned vehicle on Stony Point Rd near West Sierra. The traffic lanes are blocked in both direction. Expect delays in the area. Use US 101 as your alternate route.
We will update the story as soon as we can
Stay with us for updates.