1 killed, 1 injured when car hits tree along Hwy. 101

September 28, 2011 2:05:51 PM PDT
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash in Marin County north of Novato Wednesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

A vehicle apparently struck a tree along southbound U.S. Highway 101 near the Marin County Airport at Gnoss Field at about 1:20 p.m., CHP Officer Marc Johnston said.

One person in the vehicle was killed, Johnston said. The Marin County coroner's office is responding to the scene.

A second person is reportedly trapped in the vehicle and has been seriously injured, Johnston said.

No southbound lanes were blocked at 1:45 p.m., but traffic was beginning to back up behind the scene of the crash.