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Driver Arrested In Fatal Crash At Major San Francisco Intersection

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Scene of a fatal crash at Geary Blvd. at Arguello Blvd. in San Francisco, February 10, 2011. (CBS)

Scene of a fatal crash at Geary Blvd. at Arguello Blvd. in San Francisco, February 10, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS / BCN) — A major thoroughfare in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood was closed for hours early Thursday morning following a fatal crash in which a driver was arrested.

Frank Mabry, 31, is accused of driving a black Audi A4 at high speeds into a gray Mazda, killing 57-year-old Leonid Stoliarov of Pacifica, police Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.

Witnesses said they saw Mabry driving east on Geary Boulevard near Arguello Boulevard around 2:15 a.m. He had been running red lights, and he crashed into the Mazda after crossing Arguello, according to police.

Stoliarov was pronounced dead at the scene. Mabry was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated for injuries sustained in the crash before being transferred to county jail, Tomioka said.

Traffic along Geary Boulevard was detoured for nearly five hours, with several buses re-routed, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose said.

Muni re-routed service on the 38 Geary line around the crash investigation. Outbound service on that line, and service in the 33 Stanyan were not affected.

Mabry faces charges of felony vehicular manslaughter, driving without a license, and a misdemeanor charge of speeding.

He also faces two charges of running a red light, Tomioka said.

Police believe it’s unlikely alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.

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