SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) - A crash in San Francisco on Sunday left one man dead and a woman in life-threatening condition, officials said.
At about 2:08 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of Taylor and O'Farrell Streets for a report of a multi-vehicle crash involving pedestrians.
Police said the driver of a black Tesla was headed north on Taylor and collided with a gray Mini-Cooper at the intersection and then veered into two pedestrians in a crosswalk.
The pedestrians were taken to a local with life-threatening injuries where one of the victims died.
A San Francisco police sergeant said it appears the driver of the Tesla was speeding.
"The solo driver, driving this Tesla was driving northbound on Taylor, ran the red light on O'Farrell and the mini-cooper traveling eastbound with the green light broadsided it," he said. "The collision caused the Tesla to fishtail, striking the two pedestrians who were walking westbound in the crosswalk and launching them into that sidewalk area."
The driver of the Tesla was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim who died as 39-year-old Benjamin Dean of Clovis.
A third vehicle parked on the street was also hit but no one was inside at the time of the crash.