On Thursday December 29, 2022, at approximately 11:43 PM a solo motor vehicle collision with multiple injured persons was reported to 9-1-1 having occurred on State Highway 101 near Ignacio Boulevard. Preliminary investigation completed by investigators is as follows:
A 2008 Honda Civic being operated by a 16-year-old male containing four passengers traveling northbound on Highway 101 at highway speeds in inclement weather, for reasons unknown and remain under investigation, lost control of his vehicle, collided with the cement center divider, immediately flipped / rolling over the highway barrier and came to rest within the southbound side of the highway. As a result of the collision, the 16-year-old driver incurred significant traumatic injuries incompatible with life and died at the scene. Additionally, a 17-year-old female rear seat passenger also incurred multiple injuries incompatible with life and her death was pronounced at the scene. Three other minor aged occupants of the vehicle, who were injured in the collision were provided with medial aid at the scene by First Responders and transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
The decedent’s have been positively identified as:
A 16-year-old male from San Rafael, CA and a 17-year-old female from Novato, CA.
Due to the subject’s being of minor age and out of respect to their families, their names are not being published at this time.
Forensic postmortem examinations with toxicology testing are being completed later this morning. 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 all persons affected by this tragic collision.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner