Sunday, August 19, 2007

Two Fatal Hit and Runs Within 20 Minutes

2 pedestrians killed by hit-run drivers
Demian Bulwa

Monday, August 20, 2007

Police are seeking two hit-and-run drivers after separate late-night crashes this weekend in San Francisco killed two pedestrians - a Canadian navy lieutenant on shore leave and a retired American Automobile Association inspector who was struck near his Castro neighborhood home.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police said, a silver or gray Mercedes-Benz traveling south on the Embarcadero at Howard Street struck Mark Ashley, a 27-year-old Toronto resident who was assigned to the Canadian guided-missile frigate Calgary, which had arrived Friday.

At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Roger Tennyson, 77, had just parked his Toyota RAV4 outside his home on the 100 block of Sanchez Street and had emerged from the vehicle when he was struck by a driver who fled. No description of the vehicle was released.

Police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said investigators were still working on a description of the vehicle.

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