Solo crash into tree kills driver

A person was killed in a solo vehicle crash near Novato this morning, Novato police said.

Novato police officers and firefighters responded to a report of a car crash in the 800 block of Atherton Avenue, east of U.S. Highway 101, around 8:30 a.m.

The driver was found dead inside the car and was the sole occupant, police said.

It appears the driver drove off the roadway and crashed into a tree, according to police.

The Marin County coroner’s office was called to the scene and the driver’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.