Driver hits tourist couple in San Francisco, killing husband

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco say a woman has been arrested after she ran a red light causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured.

San Francisco Police Sgt. Frank Harrell tells KGO-TV the 22-year-old woman was arrested after the crash Sunday in the Tenderloin neighborhood and booked on charges of vehicular manslaughter and running a red light.

Harrell says the woman was driving a rented Tesla and speeding when she blew past a red light and was broadsided by another car, causing both cars to lose control.

He says the Tesla struck the couple as they walked in the crosswalk, killing 39-year-old Benjamin Dean. His wife in at a hospital in critical condition.

Police say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.


Information from: KGO-TV.

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