Update 8:54 a.m.: The Chron is reporting that it was a 17-year-old boy who was killed this morning in a major car accident along Gough Street. According to the paper, an
80-year-old elderly woman was driving a Mercedes-Benz at 80 mph west on Pine Street when she plowed into a minivan stopped at a light at Gough Street just before 7 a.m. Both cars rolled over and the boy was killed. The boy's mother and sister were inside the van and were hurt.
Witnesses, including a patrol officer, saw the driver going at a high-rate of speed for several blocks before the accident. "The vehicle was going so fast, he [the officer] didn't have time to even activate his lights before the crash took place," Police Chief Greg Suhr told KTVU. The impact sent the minivan airborne.
Original Story 7:48 a.m.: San Francisco police are warning drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area near Gough and Pine this morning where there was a fatal car crash earlier.
Sgt. Danielle Newman says one person has died and there are other injuries; authorities are at the scene now helping the other victims.
"Please avoid the area," Newman says. "A large SFFD and SFPD presence is expected for most of the morning."
We'll keep you posted.