Driver Dies After Driving Wrong Way on US 101 in San Rafael, Crashes With Fuel Tanker

The driver of a Honda died late Monday night after driving the wrong way on the highway and crashing into a fuel tanker, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said said the driver of the 2000 Honda Civic was driving north in the southbound direction of US Highway 101 in San Rafael about 11:20 p.m. near the Central San Rafael exit when it slammed into a semi-truck towing two empty gas trailers. The 58-year-old driver of the trailer was not injured, but the CHP said the adult male Honda driver was pronounced dead on scene.

Barclay said the driver of the semi tried to veer out of the Honda's way, but couldn't because he was boxed in by another vehicle.

Investigators are hoping to find and speak  with the driver of the unknown vehicle which was traveling next to the truck at the time of the collision to see if that person knows anything about the fatal crash.

Any witnesses should call the Marin Area Office of the California Highway Patrol at (415) 924-1100.

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