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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Willie Speights, 60, Killed Hobbling on Crutches Up 101 Off-Ramp

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:59 AM

State Troopers on the scene yesterday following the death of Willie Speights - JIM HERD
  • Jim Herd
  • State Troopers on the scene yesterday following the death of Willie Speights
Willie Speights, a 60-year-old San Franciscan, was the man on crutches who was struck and killed by an exiting car as he wandered onto a highway off-ramp near Cesar Chavez, according to the city's Medical Examiner. 

At around 8:45 p.m. last night, Speights, for reasons unknown, crutched his way onto the 101 off-ramp. The driver of the car that killed him suffered no major injuries and the off-ramp was closed for the better part of an hour.


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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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