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Monday, June 16, 2014

Wilbert Williams: Homeless Man Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Wilbert Williams was killed in his sleep
  • Wilbert Williams was killed in his sleep

San Francisco have identified the homeless man who was run over by a car while sleeping in the street as 62-year-old Wilbert Williams.

According to police, Williams, a San Francisco resident, was snoozing near the Fifth Street on-ramp in SoMa at about 1:10 a.m. on Sunday when a driver in a Toyota SUV veered off the roadway into a dirt embankment and hit the sleeping man.

The driver was identified as 27-year-old Jaime Juarez.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Juarez was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with minor injuries. According to the Examiner, he was later arrested on suspicion of DUI and felony manslaughter.

Juarez has been booked into San Francisco County Jail.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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