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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Comments (6)
  1. Bloodhounds says:

    Sounds like alcohol to me.

  2. Cupcake Lovers says:

    Why don’t they list the ages of the people involved? That would be a good news report.

    Go SF drivers.

  3. Terry says:

    The drunk driver needs to have the book thrown at him. Society shouldn’t feel that he needs to kill more ppl before real punishment is handed out.

  4. JaneQPublic says:

    There was a very similar BLACK SEDAN driving recklessly at on Ellis Street near Powell at approximately 1:40am Thursday 10 Feb 2011. Seemed out of control, speeding, sqealing brakes and spinning/fishtailing at the intersection. Went north on Powell – towards Geary. Quite possibly the same guy….I thought he was going to kill someone driving like that. Looks like maybe he did….

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