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Sausalito Woman involved in Solo Fatality Vehicle Collision Identification Released

The decedent has been identified as:

Ginger Elizabeth FLATH, a 49-year-old female resident of Sausalito, CA

On Sunday, September 10, 2018 at approximately 11:38 PM, a Sausalito Police Department Officer on routine patrol in the area of Nevada Street and Bridgeway was reportedly nearly struck by a speeding vehicle operated by Ms. Flath, who was travelling at a high rate of speed for unknown reasons.  The subject was observed to fail to yield at the aforementioned intersection controlled by a traffic signal device, which was red for the subject, and nearly collided with the patrol officer’s vehicle.  The subject continued to drive northbound on Bridgeway as the officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle when she was observed to drive onto the roadway center divider and collided with two large metal overhead light poles.  Her vehicle came to rest in the northbound travel lanes facing the southwest direction and incurred catastrophic exterior and interior damage.  Ms. Flath was discovered to be unresponsive and unconscious inside her vehicle and First Responders were immediately summoned to the scene to render first aid.  Unfortunately as a result of the collision, the subject suffered extensive traumatic injuries and her death was pronounced on the scene by paramedics at 11:50 PM.

The decedent has been identified as:

Ginger Elizabeth FLATH, a 49-year-old female resident of Sausalito, 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 toxicology results and the conclusion of the investigation being conducted by the Sausalito Police Department. 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 Sausalito Police Department.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Flath. 


Roger G. Fielding

Chief Deputy Coroner