Update: The man killed Sunday, July 9, was 28-year-old Thomas McKean, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
A man was killed early Sunday morning in what San Francisco police said was a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.
The San Francisco Police Department, in a statement Sunday, said officers responded to the corner at 2:41 a.m. after receiving a call of someone lying in the street. “Officers arrived on scene and determined that the victim was struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene,” the department said in a statement.
The police officers rendered first aid to the man and called medics, who declared him dead at the scene, the statement read.
Police officers on the scene did not answer questions about the incident, which occurred outside Whiz Burger. The officers were looking for more information from passers-by, of whom there were few at so early in the morning.
A yellow tarp lay over the body on the side of the road. South Van Ness was blocked off between 18th and 19th streets for more than an hour in the early morning.
The incident was open and under investigation, the Police Department said.
South Van Ness is one of San Francisco’s high-injury corridors, streets that account for a disproportionate share of the city’s traffic casualties. It has for years hosted reckless and speedy drivers, and advocates have called on the city to reshape the street to slow down cars.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.