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UPDATE: Driver Who Died After Vehicle Careened Into Canal Near Novato Identified

NOVATO (CBS SF) -- The person killed when a car crashed into a canal outside of Novato Sunday night has been identified, according to authorities.

The vehicle crashed through a gate on rural Bel Marin Keys Boulevard southeast of Novato and submerged into a canal, the California Highway Patrol said.

The Marin County coroner's office has identified the crash victim as 25-year-old Novato resident Kunal Vinay Pradhan.

The CHP said the first call reporting the crash came in about 8:45 p.m. The caller reported the crash about a mile south of state Highway 37 and two miles east of U.S. Highway 101.

CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said a dive team was called to the scene to determine whether anyone was in the completely submerged vehicle. Divers found a person dead, still inside the car.

No other details about the crash were immediately available from the CHP.

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