NOVATO (CBS SF) – A wrong-way driver was killed in a head-on crash in Novato Tuesday night.

The California Highway Patrol says the unidentified woman was going west in the eastbound lanes of Highway 37 near the Petaluma River bridge around 9:20 p.m., and nearly hit two officers who tried to stop the car.

“Both our units were on motorcycles and despite the fact that they were full lights and sirens in all lanes, the vehicle continued traveling at them, causing them both to swerve at the last minute to avoid being hit,” Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The transition was closed for several hours as the CHP investigated the collision, but reopened at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday.

The motorist who was struck by the wrong-way vehicle wasn’t identified and was transported to a hospital.


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