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Gabriel Nelson Killed in Collision with Sonoma County Transit Bus, Michael Hein Injured

Gabriel Nelson Killed in Sonoma County Head-On Collision on River Road near Odd Fellows Park Road

Sonoma County Head-On Collision
Driver Killed in Collision with Sonoma County Transit Bus, Michael Hein Injured

Sonoma County, California (October 8, 2021) – A pickup truck driver who died after colliding with a Sonoma County Transit bus in Guerneville on Thursday morning, October 7, has been identified as 46-year-old Gabriel Nelson.

The fatal collision happened shortly before noon on River Road near Odd Fellows Park Road, just outside the Korbel Champagne Cellars winery, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Nelson was driving a Toyota Tacoma eastbound on River Road when he drifted into the westbound lanes and collided head-on with the county transit bus.

Guerneville Man Killed in Sonoma County Bus Accident on River Road Identified

The pickup truck rolled and the unidentified Nelson was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The bus driver, 26-year-old Michael Hein, of Sebastopol, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

More information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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