|Santa Rosa man dies in crash on Stony Point Road
A Santa Rosa man died from injuries suffered in a solo car accident Friday morning on Stony Point Road outside Cotati.
The victim, 37-year-old Tyshawn Wilbert, was heading southbound on Stony Point when he lost control of his Volkswagen Passat south of Gravenstein Highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Wilbert had been passing southbound traffic on the shoulder when he veered up an embankment and overturned. His vehicle rolled several times until he was ejected and landed approximately 210 feet from the point at the top of the embankment where investigators believed he was first thrown from the vehicle.
Wilbert was a civilian worker at the USCG Tracen base in Petaluma.
Moments later, he was pronounced dead. The accident forced closure of Stony Point Road between Madrone Avenue and West Sierra, and the CHP diverted traffic onto Madrone and West Sierra as alternate routes.