For Immediate Release
Date: August 10, 2021 5:45 AM
Case Number: SR21-05195
Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision Investigation
San Rafael, CA – Just after 4:00 AM, on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the San Rafael Police Department received a 9-1-1 call stating that there was an unconscious person in the roadway of Merrydale Road just south of the intersection with North San Pedro Road.
Officers immediately responded to the scene and located a male victim in the roadway. The victim, who has yet to be identified until the Marin County Coroner’s Office notifies his next of kin, had apparently been struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that struck the victim was no longer in the area and had fled.
SRPD Officers searched for leads into what happened and located nearby video surveillance footage of the accident. Members of SRPD’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are reviewing the video surveillance and handling the investigation into the accident.
The San Rafael Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Anyone with information about this collision or who knows the driver's identity can contact the San Rafael Police Department. “We understand that the person driving the vehicle might be scared, but we encourage them to do the right thing and come forward so we can further understand what caused the collision,” said Lieutenant Todd Berringer.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: August 10, 2021 5:41 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham #494