Memorial to be held for Marina car accident victim

Only days after graduating from the University of San Francisco, 22-year-old Zander Urban was killed in a car accident in the Marina district on Wednesday.

Urban, who earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies at USF, was struck near the intersection of Lombard and Pierce streets around 1:20 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was not intoxicated and said he did not see Urban before the accident, Dangerfield said.

Urban was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was placed on life support. He passed away Thursday afternoon, according to USF.

An outdoor memorial service is scheduled to be held Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

The gathering will be held in Sutro Heights Park at 48th and Point Lobos avenues.

University Ministry will lead a reflection, and attendees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and prayers, according to the school.

“Zander touched the lives of many other students, faculty, and staff,” the university said in a statement sent to the USF community.

Friend spoke fondly of Urban on Twitter, saying he was a talented musician who always had a positive attitude. According to his Facebook page, he attended James A. Garfield High School in Seattle prior to enrolling at USF.

USF is offering counseling services to mourning students and faculty.

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