Augustus Staton, 55, killed in Cotati while out walking his dog.

The victim was struck by a commercial van as he was walking his dog.

Cotati, CA, November 19 — Augustus Staton has been identified by authorities as the victim in a pedestrian collision that occurred on November 16 in Cotati. Augustus Staton, a 55-year-old local resident, was out walking his dog near Helen Putnam Park at about 12:30 p.m. When and his dog were  at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Macklin Drive, a commercial van struck him. First-responders arrived but the man died at the scene. The driver of the van stopped and cooperated with authorities, who do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The dog was not injured in the tragic crash. The Cotati Police Department is investigating to determine fault and if charges are to be filed

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Augustus Staton during this very difficult time.

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