Bicyclist Struck and Killed by DUI Driver on Corona Road at Highway 101 Overpass in Petaluma ID’d as Bryan Cacy
Petaluma, California (May 28, 2020) – 39-year-old Bryan Cacy, of Petaluma, has been identified as the bicyclist who died following a traffic accident on Corona Road, near Highway 101 overpass in Petaluma at approximately 9:28 a.m. May 26.
The accident began when a white Honda Accord operated by 65-year-old John Dethlefsen eastbound on Corona Road, approaching Highway 101 overpass crossed over the double yellow lines into the westbound lane. The Honda then struck Cacy in the process.
Dethlefsen, a Petaluma residence, did not stop after the Tuesday morning wreck. He reportedly continued driving the wrong way onto the overpass, where his Honda Accord crashed with a westbound Ford F-150.
Police arrested Dethlefsen and booked him into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter. His bail was set at $100,000.
The accident remains under investigation.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bryan Cacy. It is extremely difficult to lose a loved one, especially when it happens unexpectedly.
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Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO of Alpine Law Group, advises surviving family members to “talk to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options and take action aimed at securing the maximum compensation.”
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