CHP: Sonoma man injured in speeding crash

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Speeding too fast to stop for a red light, a Sonoma man lost control of his car on Friday night and collided head on with a pole, suffering major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Albert Lemaire, 23, was taken to Queen of the Valley Hospital after the 11:25 p.m. crash on Nov. 30. He was treated and later transferred to U.C. Davis Medical Center due to his serious injuries.

Lemaire graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 2013, where he ran cross country and track and field.

Lemaire was speeding above the 55 mph speed limit as he drove west on Leveroni Road. He then ran a red light at the Arnold Drive intersection, the CHP said.

His 2004 Honda CRV ran off the roadway and into the pole. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Alcohol or drugs didn’t appear to be a factor, said the CHP.

The accident occurred on Leveroni Road at Arnold Drive.

Further information wasn’t available on Monday.

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