A single-car crash reported on our Facebook page as it happened Sunday morning ended tragically after the driver was pronounced dead of his injuries at John Muir Medical Center – his wife left hospitalized with serious injuries.
The crash occurred at 10:44 a.m. when the couple’s Honda CRV drifted inexplicably off Olympic Boulevard as it passed Windtree Court, ran over a high curb and struck a tree with an impact that triggered the vehicle’s airbags.
The occupants, elderly and believed to be from out of the area, were taken to John Muir. They have yet to be identified pending family notification.
Investigators were looking into whether some sort of medical event or possible drowsiness on the part of the driver may have led to the crash.
The man’s wife is expected to survive her injuries.