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SF man killed by hit-and-run driver in Panhandle

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A 60-year-old man who suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run collision last week in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood has died, according to the city’s medical examiner’s office.

That office identified the man as San Francisco resident Norman Tanner.

The collision occurred on Oct. 3 around 9:10 p.m., when the driver of a Toyota Prius heading east on Oak Street allegedly ran a red light at Baker Street, striking Tanner as he crossed the street, police said.

The female driver of the Toyota allegedly stopped after the collision and got out of her car briefly before getting back in and taking off, driving east on Oak Street and then south on Broderick Street, according to police.

Tanner was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to life-threatening injuries.

Tanner was known for founding the Black Brothers Esteem program, a support group for gay, bisexual and same-gender loving black men that is now part of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Investigators are seeking the driver of the Prius, which police described as being black or dark blue. Investigators also believe the vehicle likely sustained damage to its front end.

Nearby residents and business owners are being asked to check their surveillance cameras for footage of the fatal collision.

Investigators are asking anyone else with information to call them at the Police Department’s 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.” Anyone providing a tip can remain anonymous.

-Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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