SAN FRANCISCO—A suspect driving at speeds as high as 100 mph was killed after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a concrete pillar on Highway I-80 in San Francisco on June 6.
Per the California Highway Patrol, a man driving at high speeds in a 1998 Acura Integra on the eastbound portion of Highway I-80 crashed lost control of the vehicle shortly after 6 a.m.
After losing control of the vehicle, the driver careened into a concrete barrier west of the First Street off-ramp. After striking the wall, the car’s momentum carried it sideways into the left shoulder and into an eight-by-eight foot bridge pillar that lies adjacent to the First Street off-ramp.
Bystanders promptly removed the driver from the vehicle shortly before it erupted in fire. Medical personal subsequently arrived to the scene, and attempted to revive him before pronouncing him deceased.
The CHP noted that the driver instantly died upon contact with the pillar.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the driver, who was carrying no identification at the time of the crash. The cause of the crash also remains under investigation.