S.F. man dies in Colma car crash

COLMA — San Francisco resident Robert Gari, 42, was killed early Tuesday morning in a solo crash on Hillside Boulevard, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

Gari, traveling north on the wide street at the base of a hill, veered off the roadway, crossed into the southbound lanes and crashed into a stand of trees near Holy Cross Cemetery, according to Colma police. The Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

The original call to Colma police came in at approximately 5:30 a.m. from someone who did not see the accident happen, but noticed Gari’s crashed pickup truck on the 2400 block of Hillside Boulevard.

Colma Police Commander Greg Hart said investigators were not sure how fast Gari was traveling, but early findings show that speed was probably a factor in the crash. Hart said that stretch of road, which eventually heads into South San Francisco, is not normally a hotbed of accidents.

“It was dark and it’s a pretty quiet street at that time,” Hart said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Hart said.

Police ask that anyone with further information call investigating Officer Brett Clyne at (650) 997-8321.

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