Man Killed In Solo Car Crash

1:59 PM: A man who was killed in a crash near San Francisco’s Lake Merced on Monday night has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 25-year-old Yongze Wei.

The crash happened at about 10 p.m. at Lake Merced and Sunset boulevards.

Wei, who was alone in a black BMW, was driving east on Lake Merced Boulevard when the car hit a curb, struck a pole and overturned, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Wei was ejected from the vehicle and pinned underneath it, Shyy said. He was extricated and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation determined that speed was a factor in the crash, Shyy said. Wei was also not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

10:29 AM: A 24-year-old man was killed in a car crash near San Francisco’s Lake Merced on Monday night, police said today.

The solo-car crash was reported at 10:01 p.m. at Lake Merced and Sunset boulevards. The man was driving when his car hit a curb and crashed, pinning him inside, police said.

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He had to be extricated from the car by firefighters and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His name is being withheld until his family has been notified of the death, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Chris

    This report is not entirely true. I was actually driving in front of the driver who crashed, there was a lot of white gravel on the road that night, which even caused my car to lose some control. The gravel and the poor quality of the road is in my opinion the cause of the crash.

  • Chris

    This report is not entirely true. I was actually driving in front of the driver who crashed, there was a lot of white gravel on the road that night, which even caused my car to lose some control. The gravel and the poor quality of the road is in my opinion the cause of the crash.

  • Chris

    Additionally, the driver was able to free himself from the car wreck. He was not “extricated” from the car by anyone. The paramedics took the body with ease and the firefighters worked hard to make sure the car was safe to remove by breaking down any possible hazards.

  • Chris

    Additionally, the driver was able to free himself from the car wreck. He was not “extricated” from the car by anyone. The paramedics took the body with ease and the firefighters worked hard to make sure the car was safe to remove by breaking down any possible hazards.

  • Joshua

    I happened to be driving on Lake Merced Boulevard on that same night, 05/06/2013. This article is not correct. There was a great deal of gravel on the road and it almost caused my car to crash as well. This is the main reason for the accident. These types of dangers need to be cleaned up immediately. No one deserves to be taken due to poor maintenance of the roads.

  • Joshua

    I happened to be driving on Lake Merced Boulevard on that same night, 05/06/2013. This article is not correct. There was a great deal of gravel on the road and it almost caused my car to crash as well. This is the main reason for the accident. These types of dangers need to be cleaned up immediately. No one deserves to be taken due to poor maintenance of the roads.

  • Alex

    This man happened to be a close friend of mine. I am really happy you had shed some light about this, I hope that if you are able to can pass on this information, if the reason for his death was because of some error of which the city could have helped then in honor of him I and others need to help. Thank you for posting

    • Kay

      I completely agree, Thank you Chris and Joshua for the clarification.Being a dear friend of mine also, I’d like the information to be passed on. He is missed dearly. Thanks also dornot being rude, as some people in other article posts felt the need to say mean things. Please, put your seatbelt on,,and drive carefully.

  • Alex

    This man happened to be a close friend of mine. I am really happy you had shed some light about this, I hope that if you are able to can pass on this information, if the reason for his death was because of some error of which the city could have helped then in honor of him I and others need to help. Thank you for posting

    • Kay

      I completely agree, Thank you Chris and Joshua for the clarification.Being a dear friend of mine also, I’d like the information to be passed on. He is missed dearly. Thanks also dornot being rude, as some people in other article posts felt the need to say mean things. Please, put your seatbelt on,,and drive carefully.

  • Rest in peace buddy

  • Rest in peace buddy

  • Chris Monsoon

    Thank you for sharing this information Chris. It’s given a lot of clarification on what actually happened. He was a dear friend of mine since we were kids, and I’m happier to know he wasn’t being irresponsible.

  • Chris Monsoon

    Thank you for sharing this information Chris. It’s given a lot of clarification on what actually happened. He was a dear friend of mine since we were kids, and I’m happier to know he wasn’t being irresponsible.

  • joe

    It came to my attention that a police officer by the name of Carlos Manfredi falsely accuse the accident entirely on the drivers fault, without evidence of what really happened. Robert’s parent met with an investigator after the accident, and they believe that this officer has no right to make such claims. Please don’t believe everything you read is true.

  • joe

    It came to my attention that a police officer by the name of Carlos Manfredi falsely accuse the accident entirely on the drivers fault, without evidence of what really happened. Robert’s parent met with an investigator after the accident, and they believe that this officer has no right to make such claims. Please don’t believe everything you read is true.

  • Kirby

    It’s really sickening to see how the poster “Chris” below, along with his sock puppets (the other accounts that are saying “thank you Chris”) are spreading misinformation about this case. According to the evidence released, it is fairly obvious that Wei was killed because he was racing against the other driver (“Chris”, if that is his real name). His vehicle happened to lose control going around a bend, resulting in the horrific accident. He was pinned inside and indeed had to be “extricated” by firefighters and paramedics. He died a horrible death, a fact that the driver of the other car is trying to blame on “faulty” roads, which is a complete and total joke- no public road is designed for drift racing, so to claim that that is a contributory cause to his death is absolutely laughable.