MARIN COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Sherman Wayne Chen, of San Francisco, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday fatal e-bike crash in Marin County.

Chen, 67, was killed in a single-vehicle e-bike crash in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Tuesday afternoon.


According to reports, Chen was operating an e-bike on the Bay View Trail in the China Camp State Park, when for unknown reasons, the bike plunged down a steep ravine.

Officials located the crash around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. They later concluded Chen had experienced a “long fall” while operating an e-bike.

Chen, who was a Systems Senior Manager for PG&E, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

“A forensic postmortem examination with toxicology testing is scheduled for later this week,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigations being completed by the California State Parks Rangers and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office – Coroner Division.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Marin County is in Northern California, across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco. The sprawling Marin Headlands has Golden Gate Bridge views, trails and the 1855 Point Bonita Lighthouse. North are the giant redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument. Mount Tamalpais State Park’s namesake peak has panoramic views. The Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Marin County Civic Center is in county seat San Rafael – wikipedia.