6:21 AM: The investigation of a fatal early morning car collision in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood has left a stretch of Geary Boulevard closed during the morning commute, according to police and transit representatives.
Witnesses reportedly saw a black Audi traveling at high speeds and running red lights as it moved east on Geary Boulevard, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
According to those witness reports to police, as the Audi crossed Arguello Boulevard, it collided with a gray Mazda at about 2:15 a.m., Andraychak said.
The unidentified male driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the Audi, whose identity had not yet been released, was transported to a local hospital and has since been detained, Andraychak said.
As police continue to investigate the crash, inbound 38-Geary buses will be re-routed in the area, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose said.
Buses along Arguello Boulevard, which is served by the 33-Stanyan, will similarly be re-routed due to the closure, Rose said.
Outbound buses on Geary Boulevard, which is the city’s busiest bus route and one of the most heavily used transit corridors in the Bay Area, will not be affected, Rose said.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes in the area.
The hit-and-run police detail is leading the ongoing investigation, Andraychak said, and will probe the possible role that alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicants may have played in the crash.