Old Globe Employees Remember Stage Manager Killed in Hit-And-Run

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A hit-and-run crash at a North Park intersection early today killed a motorcyclist, injured his passenger and left authorities searching for the motorist who fled following the fatal wreck.

Seamus O'Bryan, 32, and his companion were riding to the east on University Avenue when the driver of an oncoming car made a left turn directly in their path at Granada Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to police and the county Medical Examiner's Office.

O'Bryan, who worked as a stage and prop manager for the Old Globe theater in San Diego, was pronounced dead at Scripps Mercy Hospital a short time later. His 31-year-old friend was treated at an emergency room for scrapes, bruises and complaints of pain to his chest and legs.

The vehicle that left the scene of the crash was described as a white four-door car, possibly a Cadillac, with a male driver, SDPD Officer David Stafford said.

The management of the Old Globe expressed “great sadness and a very heavy heart” over the death of O'Bryan, whom they described as “smart, funny, dedicated and well-loved by those who knew him.”

“His presence and friendship will be sorely missed by all at the Globe, but particularly backstage, where he calmly and with great humor created theater with actors, fellow crew members and creative staff,” according to a Playhouse statement.

O'Bryan had been en route home from opening night of the play “Bethany” at the Balboa Park theater.

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