DUI Collision Claims the Life of Tomas Rivas

Fatal DUI Head-On Collision in Santa Rosa 

Authorities have identified Tomas Rivas, 51, as the driver who was killed on Friday evening in Santa Rosa. 

The deadly crash took place on November 12th around 8:43 p.m. on Corporate Center Parkway at Challenger Way. 

Rivas was reportedly driving under the influence in a Jeep when he entered the northbound lanes heading southbound. 

He then collided head-on with a Ford SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other driver was a 37-year-old woman who sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital. 

The collision remains under investigation. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tomas Rivas. 

According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.  

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.