Medical Examiner Identifies Pedestrian Who Was Killed By Driver At Van Ness And Grove Last Month

A pedestrian who was struck and killed last month near San Francisco City Hall has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 38-year-old Antonio Cancino.

Cancino, a San Francisco resident, was hit at about 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 7 on Van Ness Avenue near Grove Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Previously: Pedestrian Killed By Driver On Van Ness Near City Hall

He had been in an altercation on the west side of Van Ness and had run across the thoroughfare against a red light, Esparza said. A car driving north in the far-right lane struck and killed him.

The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

No other information about the incident was available today.

Cancino’s name was withheld for nearly a month because the medical examiner’s office had trouble finding his next of kin, an employee there said.

Another pedestrian was struck near this intersection on Wednesday morning. The vehicle, described as a sport utility vehicle, that was traveling south on Van Ness Avenue in the second lane did not stop after the collision.

Police urge anyone who might have information in either case to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Eve Batey contributed to this report from Dan McMenamin of Bay City News

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