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1 Killed In Solo Car Crash Near Novato

NOVATO (CBS SF) -- A person was killed in a solo vehicle crash near Novato Sunday morning, Novato police said.

Novato police officers and firefighters responded to a report of a car crash in the 800 block of Atherton Avenue, east of U.S. Highway 101, around 8:30 a.m.

The driver was found dead inside the car and was the sole occupant, police said.

It appears the driver drove off the roadway and crashed into a tree, according to police.

The Marin County coroner's office was called to the scene and the driver's identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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