Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10:30 p.m.

A fatal car accident has shut down lanes in both directions of U.S. 101 between Sausalito and Marin City.

A police officer confirmed that the driver had been ejected from the vehicle. According to the officer, the victim’s body was “in about 10 pieces.” The driver was apparently struck by other vehicles after being ejected, but it could not initially be confirmed.

Police and firefighters on the scene appeared to be looking for body parts in the bushes near the roadway, as well as a small canal near the shoulder.

Another person at the scene claimed that he heard on a police radio scanner that rescue crews were still looking for the victim’s head.

The single car crash occurred when a southbound gold Lexus sport utility vehicle apparently lost control and flipped over the center divider, ending up on its side in the northbound lane.

A fire fighter searching for remains of the victim. Photo by Shaun Goo

The Lexus SUV came to rest in the northbound lanes of the 101 freeway. Photo by Shaun Goo

The Lexus sitting in the northbound lane after being righted by a tow truck. Photo by Shaun Goo.