On Wednesday evening, January 16, 2019, at approximately 8:27 PM, Mr. Malvin was struck by a vehicle during inclement storm weather near his residence, located near the intersection of Laverne Avenue and Ferndale Avenue, Mill Valley. Upon preliminary investigation, it was learned Mr. Malvin had previously phoned 9-1-1 to report overhead wires had been knocked down onto the roadway due to storm related damage. He had been standing by on the scene to point out the hazard to First Responders and bystanders. While reportedly awaiting the arrival of the fire department, a vehicle had stopped in front of his residence. Mr. Malvin was standing beside the vehicle speaking with driver through an open window while the driver remained inside the running vehicle. While they were conversing, they heard overhead tree branches breaking, which began falling to the ground. Mr. Malvin ran to the front of the vehicle to seek cover from the falling debris at the same time the vehicle driver accelerated to avoid being struck by the falling debris. Tragically, Mr. Malvin was struck by the accelerating vehicle knocking him the ground. Mr. Malvin was provided medical aid by paramedics, who transported him emergently from the scene to the Marin General Hospital. Despite medical aid provided, Mr. Malvin succumbed to injuries he sustained during the incident.
The decedent has been positively identified as:
Darren MALVIN, a 52-year-old male from Mill Valley, CA
A forensic post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled for Friday, January, 18, 2019. The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigation being completed by the California Highway Patrol-Marin Office, and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division. 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.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Malvin.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner