On Tuesday August 30, 2022, at approximately 4:30 AM, multiple calls were received by 9-1-1 reporting a pedestrian was observed walking within the travel lanes of southbound Highway 101 just north of the Spencer Avenue exit in Sausalito. While law enforcement officers were responding to the area, it was reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the same location. Reportedly a vehicle travelling within the #3 lane of the highway was unable to yield or take evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with the pedestrian. At the time of the incident, it was dark with no supplemental artificial / overhead lighting in the area. First Responders were immediately dispatched to the scene and arrived a short time later, who discovered a male subject unconscious and unresponsive in the travel portion of the roadway. The subject was determined to be in cardiopulmonary arrest and had multiple blunt impact injuries noted upon his body consistent with having been struck by a vehicle. Resuscitative aid was provided by First Responders, which regrettably met with negative success. His death was pronounced on the scene. The vehicle involved in the incident remained on the scene and the operator was cooperative with authorities during the ensuing investigation.
The decedent has been positively identified as:
Carlos RIOS, a 41-year-old male from Vallejo, CA.
A forensic postmortem examination with toxicology testing was completed yesterday, Tuesday August 30, 2022. The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigations 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 sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Rios.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner