Posted by on February 2, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

(BANT) – Investigators believe a 2006-2013 Nissan Versa is the vehicle that struck and killed a male pedestrian early this morning in Novato, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers found parts of a vehicle near the pedestrian hit-and-run collision that occurred at the Atherton Avenue on-ramp to southbound U.S. Highway 101.

Based on witness statements, investigators believe the collision occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m., CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The involved vehicle will have sustained damage to the right front headlight, hood, fender and a detached right side mirror, Barclay said.

A big-rig driver stopped when he saw the man’s body in the road between the Atherton Avenue on-ramp and the slow lanes of southbound Highway 101, Barclay said.

Emergency responders said it appears the man was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene and no vehicles that may have been involved were found, Barclay said.

The on-ramp and slow lane of Highway 101 were closed until 4:30 a.m.

The pedestrian’s identity will be released when his next of kin are contacted, according to the Marin County coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the CHP at (415) 924-1100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or (707) 551-4100 after hours and on weekends.

The CHP is talking with witnesses who either stopped at the scene or called the CHP dispatch center, Barclay said.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the CHP at (415) 924-1100 and ask for Officer Kevin Giannone.