cover-crosswalk.jpgA pedestrian killed in a collision in San Francisco two weeks ago has been identified by the medical examiner’s office while prosecutors have declined to file charges against the driver, who was initially arrested following the crash, authorities said today.

The pedestrian, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Francisco Huarcha-Salanic, 31, was struck shortly before 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 21 near the U.S. Highway 101 underpass close to the intersection of Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez Street and Bayshore Boulevard, police said.

The driver of the Nissan pickup truck, Caitlin Rea, 25, was arrested later that morning on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

However, a week later on Sept. 28, prosecutors discharged the case pending further investigation, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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