On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at approximately 6:06 P.M., a solo motorcycle collision was reported to 9-1-1 having occurred in the 13500 block of northbound Shoreline Highway, north of Point Reyes Station and approximately 300 yards south of the Giacomini Ranch. Reportedly the subject, a solo rider of a 2007 Honda CBR600RR sport bike travelling at a moderate speed, failed to negotiate a sweeping turn in the roadway, crossed over the center painted dividing lines and struck a utility pole on the west side of the roadway shoulder. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. Bystander CPR was immediately provided to the subject while First Responders were dispatched to the scene. Upon the arrival of Marin County Sheriff’s Deputies, CPR was provided in addition to other resuscitative medical aid. Despite these efforts, the subject failed to respond to treatment and he was noted to have mortal injuries; his death was pronounced on the scene.
The decedent has been positively identified as:
Daniel Cameron Turchie, a 19-year-old male from Pinole, CA.
A forensic post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled for later this week. 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 offer our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Turchie.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner