Man Killed In McLaren Park Crash Identified

6/12 10:42 AM: A man who died after his car crashed into a tree in San Francisco’s McLaren Park on Monday evening has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 39-year-old Roderick McDonald.
The crash was reported at 5:37 p.m. Monday near Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive.

McDonald, a San Francisco resident, was traveling east on John F. Shelley Drive when the crash happened, police said.

A witness heard the accident and found that a Mazda MPV minivan had crashed into a tree and McDonald had been partially ejected through the driver’s side window, according to police.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died. Police said there is no indication that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

6/11 12:53 PM: A man was killed when his car crashed into a tree in San Francisco’s McLaren Park on Monday evening, police said today.

The crash was reported at 5:37 p.m. Monday near Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive.

Someone nearby heard the accident and found that the 39-year-old victim had crashed a Mazda MPV minivan into a tree and had been partially ejected out of the driver’s side window, according to police.

The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released by the medical examiner’s office.

The vehicle was traveling east on John F. Shelley Drive when the crash happened, police spokeswoman Officer Tracy Turner said.

Turner said there was no indication that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Raquel Juarez

    RIP Rick

  • Raquel Juarez

    RIP Rick

  • Rachel Gritz

    I LOVE YOU RICKY BABY YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

  • Rachel Gritz

    I LOVE YOU RICKY BABY YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED