On Friday, February 10, 2023, at approximately 11:20AM, Ms. Hom was the sole occupant of a vehicle, which was driving eastbound on Hamilton Parkway and failed to yield or stop at the train crossing, driving through the crossing guard gate despite the flashing warning lights and crossing alarms activated, and was subsequently struck by an oncoming SMART train traveling in the southbound direction. First Responders were immediately summoned to the scene and arrived shortly thereafter. Due to the extent of her injuries, resuscitative measures were not warranted, and she was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The decedent has been positively identified as:
Lucy Lau HOM, an 83-year-old female from Novato, CA.
A forensic postmortem examination and routine toxicology testing is to be completed in the coming days. The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigation being completed by the Novato Police Department 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 Novato Police Department.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Hom.
Chief Deputy Coroner