Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Unit (TCIU) arrested 31-year-old San Francisco resident Jerry Lyons in connection with this morning’s fatal traffic collision at Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue. At the time of the collision, Lyons was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer that had been previously reported stolen in San Jose, CA.
A 26-year-old male pedestrian died at the scene.
A total of eight vehicles were involved in the collision.
Three occupants of other involved vehicles were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Lyons was transported to the hospital and later released. He was booked on the following arrest charges, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter (191.5(a) PC), Vehicular Manslaughter (192(c)(1) PC), Felony Hit and Run (20001(a) VC), DUI Causing Injury to Another (23153 VC), Driving a Stolen Vehicle (10851 VC), Reckless Driving Causing Injury to Another (23104(a) VC), Possession of Stolen Property (496(d) PC), Hit and Run/Property Damage (20002 VC), Failure to Stop for a Red Light (21453(a) VC), Speeding (22350 VC) and Committing an Offense While on Post Release Community Supervision – PRCS (3455(a) PC). Lyons was released on PRCS to county probation from California State Prison following a grand theft conviction.
While an arrest has been made, this remains an active and ongoing investigation by the SFPD TCIU. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.