SF Pedestrian Killed In Hit & Run Crash; Suspect Arrested

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Police have detained a 23-year-old man suspected of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run in San Francisco early Friday morning, police said.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Masonic Avenue, between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Boulevard, at around 2:30 a.m.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police estimated the car was traveling at about 50 mph when it struck the man, who was attempting to cross Masonic at Turk.

The suspect car continued on and hit a number of other parked vehicles before crashing into a concrete barrier in front of St. Mary’s Medical Center on Stanyan St., according to police.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Jose Jimenez, suffered some facial injuries and was treated at the hospital.  He was being tested for evidence of DUI and booked for suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

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