Man charged in fatal Haight crash

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office today charged a 22-year-old San Francisco man with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a Tuesday morning accident that killed two men.

Richard Gosnell is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in San Francisco Superior Court.

Police say Gosnell was the driver of a stolen Saturn sedan that ran a red light at a Haight-Ashbury intersection and struck a red Chevrolet, killing its two occupants.

The victims were Mill Valley resident Kristopher Bratt, 20, and Alfonzo Felipe Cortez, 36.

Gosnell will be charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter as well as four other felony counts and one misdemeanor count, according to the district attorney's office.

The only passenger in Gosnell's car, 22-year-old Joshua Wilson, has not yet been charged pending additional investigation into the accident, according to the district attorney's office.

The accident occurred after police spotted the Saturn and discovered it had been reported stolen, San Francisco Police Sgt. Steve Mannina said.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle but Gosnell continued to travel eastbound on Page Street, Mannina said. He allegedly ran a red light at Divisadero and Page streets and slammed into the victims' red Chevrolet.

Gosnell's arraignment time will be announced Thursday morning, the district attorney's office said.

 Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Pandemic exacerbates food insecurity for San Franciscans in need

Mayor Breed proposes $45.7 million for meal programs under two-year budget

Doing No Harm: Ahimsa Sumchai

Doctor tracks health of Bayview residents affected by toxins from former shipyard

Francis Ford Coppola to turn part of landmark Columbus Tower into boutique hotel

Famed ‘Godfather’ director speaks about North Beach plans at local hearing

‘Major surge’ in COVID-19 cases prompts plans for Presidio medical site

SF diagnosing an average of 98 new coronavirus cases daily

Most Read