Santiago Diaz-Cardenas Killed in Petaluma Crash on Pepper Road and Bodega Avenue


Santiago Diaz-Cardenas Dies in Petaluma Tanker Crash on Pepper Road and Bodega Avenue

Santiago Diaz-Cardenas Dies in Petaluma Tanker Crash on Pepper Road and Bodega Avenue

Petaluma, California – The person who died as a result of a Petaluma crash involving a gas tanker truck early Tuesday morning has been identified as Santiago Diaz-Cardenas, 75, of Sonoma, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An SUV caught fire after colliding with the tanker on Pepper Road and Bodega Avenue.

The crash happened at around 6:20 a.m. August 18.

According to CHP, Diaz-Cardenas was the driver of a Ford Explorer SUV stopped at the intersection of Pepper Road and Bodega Avenue. As he turned left onto eastbound Bodega Avenue, the Ford collided with a fuel truck.

The impact sent the SUV off the roadway and into the dirt embankment, where it overturned.

Diaz-Cardenas was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash caused a closure of Pepper Road west of Bodega Avenue.

The CHP is investigating the accident.

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