SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A pedestrian was killed after being struck in a hit-and-run collision by a tractor-trailer in the Tenderloin in San Francisco early Thursday morning, according to police.
Authorities say the collision was reported at 5:42 a.m. at the intersection of Market and Fifth streets. The victim was hospitalized with injuries considered life-threatening, but later died.
The coroner told KPIX 5 the victim has been identified as 54-year-old Michael Evans of San Francisco.
A description of the tractor-trailer wasn’t immediately provided.
Police closed off Broadway between Front and Battery Streets, near the KPIX 5 studios, to inspect a tractor-trailer connected to the collision. A driver has been detained.
The street is still blocked off on Broadway between Front and Battery. Officers have been inspecting the tractor trailer and measuring different parts of it. Street will be closed for at least another hour. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/ZV4hOGNgAB
— Maya Castro (@mayaashleyyy) July 18, 2019
Further information about the driver was not immediately available and the hit-and-run collision remains under investigation.
Police closed the intersection of Fifth and Market streets for nearly four hours, but the streets have since reopened.
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