On Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 8:45 PM, Officers from the Golden Gate Bridge Authority encountered a male subject on the west side pedestrian deck of the Golden Gate Bridge, who was walking in a closed and restricted area. The Officers attempted to make verbal contact with the subject, who purposefully ran away from them onto and across the southbound travel lanes of Highway 101 to the center highway divider. The subject climbed over the highway divider into the path of oncoming vehicular traffic traveling northbound at highway speeds. The subject was struck by multiple vehicles and suffered multiple traumatic injuries as a result of the impact. The subject’s death was pronounced on the scene at 9:09 PM, by paramedics summoned to the scene.
The decedent has been identified as:
Malcolm Terrell MELICK, 20-year-old, male resident of Santa Rosa, California.
A forensic post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled for later this week. The cause and manner of death will be pending toxicology results and the conclusion of the investigation by California Highway Patrol, Marin Office. No further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as this is an active and ongoing investigation. Any further questions regarding the incident should be directed to the California Highway Patrol, Marin Office / PIO Andrew Barclay.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Melick.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner