A two-vehicle crash just south of the Redwood Sanitary Landfill overpass on Tuesday afternoon resulted in a shutdown of Hwy 101 in both directions so that a medical helicopter could transport one of the drivers to a Santa Rosa trauma center.
Roddy Morales-Andino, age 26, of Novato was driving his 2010 Volkswagen GTI southbound on Hwy. 101 when the collision occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m.
According to numerous witnesses, Morales-Andino was driving aggressively and at a high rate of speed, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay.
Morales-Andino lost control of the vehicle just south of the landfill overpass and collided into the rear of a GMC Yukon driven by 36-year-old Sylvie Demoreira of Novato.
According to Novato Fire Battalion Chief Mark Heine, Morales-Andino was found unresponsive with major injuries.
The freeway was closed in both directions of Hwy. 101 for over 30 minutes and Morales-Andino was transported to a trauma center in Santa Rosa.
Demoreira was reported to have received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Marin General Hospital.