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Vehicle Plows Into Tree Near Navarro Killing Passenger—Driver Suffers Major Injuries


The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

On May 11th, 2023, at approximately 12:54 AM, the California Highway Patrol responded to a solo vehicle crash on SR-128 west of Navarro. Based on the preliminary investigation, Marino was driving a 2022 Isuzu box truck sedan on SR-128, eastbound. For unknown reasons, Marino allowed the vehicle to travel off the south road edge of SR-128. As a result, the vehicle collided with a tree. The vehicle sustained major front-end damage. The passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver sustained major injuries. At this time, it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision. 

The death investigation is being handled by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The name of the deceased will be released by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, pending the notification of the next of kin. 

This crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Ukiah Area. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident are asked to contact the CHP office at (707) 467-4420. 


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