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Teen Girl Dead After Santa Rosa Auto Accident

A tragic accident this weekend in Santa Rosa left one teenage girl dead, and three others injured. The car involved was speeding and flew off the road into a creek, and caught fire. The deceased, a 17-year-old girl, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Jaden Pruett Steed, who was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.11%. Steed was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.

Calls started coming in to 911 shortly after 10pm on Friday night regarding the accident. The accident happened on the north side of the 5100 block of Montgomery Drive. The vehicle was traveling westbound, and as it entered into a curve in the road, it became airborne and rolled an unknown number of times before landing in the creek bed upright according to police reports. [i]

The 17-year-old female was sitting in the back passenger seat, and was declared dead on the scene. Two other passengers, a 17-year-old male sitting in the rear driver’s side seat, and a 19-year-old male sitting in the front passenger seat, both suffered from life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old male was taken to a local hospital and then air-lifted to a burn center. The 17-year-old male passenger was taken to a local hospital and treated there for his injuries. The driver was taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries.

If you or someone you know has been a victim in an automobile accident, please reach out to us for more information on your rights under the law at or 888-855-2505.


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