Fatal crash cleared from NB Hwy 101 in Novato

NOVATO, Calif.

The accident was cleared from the Interstate Highway 101, just north of Atherton Avenue at 5:54 a.m., according to the CHP.

The accident was initially reported at 3:43 a.m. and a Sig-alert was issued at 4:19 a.m., according to the CHP.

The car struck a power pole and caught fire. Novato firefighters were able to promptly extinguish the fire, according to the CHP.

PG&E arrived on scene to fix the power pole around 4:19 a.m., according to the CHP.

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