Stolen Goods And Confrontations: Details Emerge In Fatal Crash That Closed 280 For Hours

A man who may have been toting stolen goods in a car was struck and killed on Interstate Highway 280 after a crash in Daly City this morning, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The incident started around 5:30 a.m. when a two-vehicle crash was reported on northbound Highway 280 near the John Daly Boulevard off-ramp, CHP Officer Michael Ferguson said.

A man in a GMC lost control of his vehicle and hit the center divide. A Honda Civic with a female driver then hit the stalled car, Ferguson said.

The Honda driver was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a complaint of pain. She is expected to survive her injuries, the officer said.

The driver of the GMC got out of the car and tried to run away and ran across northbound lanes. According to witnesses, he realized he was above city streets and then ran back to the center divide, Ferguson said.

Once back, someone who had pulled over to help tried to tell the man to stay out of the road. The GMC driver got in a confrontation with the Good Samaritan and jumped over the center divide into a southbound lane, Ferguson said.

He was then struck by a car and killed, Ferguson said. Other vehicles also hit him.

A car that struck him did not initially stop at the scene, but the CHP believes the driver did not know that a person was hit and authorities will not be pressing charges, Ferguson said.

Anyone who was driving in that area at that time is asked to contact the CHP, he said.

Ferguson said there appears to be stolen goods in the GMC and in the possession of the deceased driver, whose name is not yet being released.
After the fatality, all southbound lanes were shut down and two northbound lanes closed.

The northbound lanes opened around 7:45 a.m. and one southbound lane was opened.

All lanes reopened just before 11 a.m., Ferguson said.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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