San Francisco

Pedestrian Killed, Driver Arrested in SF Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer in a hit-and-run in downtown San Francisco early Thursday morning succumbed to their injuries, police said, and the driver has been arrested.

The driver, 65-year-old Oscar Matus of Lathrop, was booked on vehicular manslaughter and failure to yield to a pedestrian, police said.

Officers responded to the collision around 5:40 a.m. at Fifth and Market streets.

After striking the pedestrian, the tractor-trailer fled the scene, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital and has since died, according to police Officer Robert Rueca.

Around 8:40 a.m., officers located the tractor-trailer near Broadway and Front Street and were able to detain the driver, Rueca said.

The 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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