83-year-old man dies in crash near Stinson Beach

May 14, 2011 1:35:08 PM PDT
An 83-year-old man died Saturday when his vehicle went into a ravine off of state Highway 1 near Stinson Beach, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash was reported at about 11:25 a.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said. Due to the rough terrain, a helicopter was called to assist with the crash in Marin County.

A Sig-alert was issued at about 12:05 p.m. Both the north and southbound lanes remained blocked as of 12:35. The PT Cruiser still needed to be recovered and the coroner was en route at that time, Bartlett said.

No one else was in the car, and no other vehicles were involved.