On June 29, 2017 at approximately 1505
hours, a 911 call was received reporting a traffic collision on eastbound
Highway-37, east of Atherton Avenue in Novato.
Multiple vehicles were involved.
Personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Novato Fire Protection
District, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, and the CHP – Golden Gate Division Air
Operations responded to the scene. A man
inside one of the vehicles, a red Lexus sedan, was unresponsive. This man was the right front passenger of the
sedan. Despite the lifesaving efforts by
the emergency personnel, this man passed away and his death was pronounced on
The decedent has been identified as
DELERAY, an 81-year-old male resident of Sonoma, CA.
A post mortem examination and toxicology
testing have been scheduled. The cause and manner of death will be pending
toxicology results and the conclusion of the investigation by the Marin County
Sheriff’s Office – Coroner Division, and the California Highway Patrol. No
further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as
this is an active investigation. Any further questions regarding the
incident should be directed to the California Highway Patrol – Marin Area: Officer
Andrew Barclay / 415-407-3924
The Marin County Sheriff’s
Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our condolences to the
family and friends of Mr. Deleray.