Man dies in Marin County crash

Man dies in Marin County crash

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A man died after crashing into a big rig truck in Larkspur on Saturday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

A man died after crashing into a big rig truck in Larkspur on Saturday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

Photo: California Highway Patrol

A man died after crashing his car into a parked big rig truck Saturday in Marin County, according to California Highway Patrol.

Reports came in shortly before 6 a.m. that a Chevy Malibu sedan collided with a parked big rig on east Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near the San Quentin State Prison, said Officer Andrew Barclay, a CHP spokesman.

The driver of a semi-truck carrying a large piece of machinery was parked on the shoulder of the road asleep in the sleeper berth section of the truck when the crash occurred, Barclay said. It is common for trucks in the area to park on the wide shoulders, he said.

The sedan driver entered a right curve on the road and drifted onto the shoulder, colliding with the flat bed trailer of the big rig. He was later pronounced dead.

The big rig driver was unharmed and remained asleep until a witness to the crash woke him up, Barclay said.

The collision temporarily closed eastbound lanes of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Larkspur Landing Circle. The lanes reopened several hours later.

Police were investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.

Jenna Lyons is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @JennaJourno

Source : http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Man-dies-in-Marin-County-crash-12260577.php

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