Sonoma Man James Pendergast Dies in Highway 12 Pedestrian Crash
SONOMA, CA (March 26, 2021) – James Edwin Pendergast was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday morning in Sonoma.
The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 8:00 a.m., March 22, on Highway 12 near Verano Avenue.
Pendergast, an 85-year-old Sonoma resident, was trying to cross Highway 12 outside of a marked crosswalk when a vehicle struck him. As a result, he suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The vehicle, a white work van, sustained left front-end damage.
It is unknown if the drugs and/or alcohol played a role in the accident, which remains under investigation.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of James Pendergast.
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