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Rohnert Park Girl, 17, Killed in Solo-Car Crash Tuesday Night

The teen was a passenger in a Honda apparently speeding on a narrow road west of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, CHP says.

The California Highway Patrol has identified the teen who was killed in a solo-vehicle crash in unincorporated Sonoma County on Tuesday night as 17-year-old Ashley Carlson of Rohnert Park.

Carlson, a student at Rancho Cotate High School, was a passenger in a 2008 Honda Civic that was traveling south on Llano Road south of Todd Road around 7:50 p.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

The Honda was apparently speeding on the narrow road west of Santa Rosa when the driver, Ashley Kellogg, 18, of Rohnert Park, lost control of the vehicle, Sloat said.

The Honda left the west shoulder of the road and struck a tree, then continued south and struck a telephone pole, Sloat said. Kellogg suffered minor injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Brenton Deveraux, 18, of Santa Rosa, another passenger in the Honda, suffered major injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

He also was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sloat said.

All three teens were wearing seat belts and air bags in the car deployed, Sloat said.

Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, he said.

--Bay City News
Darris May 07, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Thank you for posting this for as heartbreaking as this is, it's critical for our kids to know that speeding maims and kills. It takes guts to speak up when someone is speeding, even adults are hesitant but it could mean life or death, SPEAK UP! . . . so very, very sorry for the families . . .
Rock Fan May 08, 2014 at 12:29 PM
What an awful waste of young life . But many people think they are such great drivers , they think 15 to 20 MPH over the speed limit is just fine . It's there for a reason .
EVE412 May 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM
So sorry for such a tragic loss my prayers to the Kellogg family they are good parents and people I know they are hurting right now

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