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.