Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF teen arrested in crash that killed 1, injured 7 others

A San Francisco teenager was arrested Saturday evening after he allegedly struck another vehicle in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood, killing one person and injuring seven others as well as himself.

Paris Powell, 19, is believed to have run an eastbound red light at Geneva Avenue before colliding with a minivan traveling north on Prague Street, according to Officer Robert Rueca.

The driver of the minivan, a 63-year-old from Bay Point, was injured and died at the scene. Two female passengers, ages 57 and 35, suffered life-threatening injuries and remain hospitalized at a local San Francisco hospital, according to police.

Police say Powell was first spotted driving a vehicle wanted in connection with an armed robbery in the East Bay in the Mission Bay neighborhood at approximately 7:33 p.m. Officers tried to pull him over, but Powell allegedly didn’t stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued before officers lost sight of the vehicle.

A vehicle collision was reported roughly seven minutes later at 7:40 p.m at the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Prague Street.

Powell first ran on foot from the site of the collision, according to police. When he was caught, he was allegedly found to have a firearm on his person.

Four teenagers were passengers in the vehicle Powell was driving: an 18-year-old man, two 15-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl. All received treatment from a local hospital for non-threatening life injuries, according to police.

Once arrested, Powell was treated at a local hospital and booked on suspicion of charges including homicide, evading a peace officer, reckless driving, child endangerment and carrying a concealed firearm.

Two of the three juveniles were detained pending arrest. The third was treated and later released to the custody of parents, police said. The 18-year-old male, not a juvenile, was detained but later released with no arrest pending.

SFPD Homicide Detail is handling the ongoing investigation, which police say is in its “early stages.”

Crimepolicesan francisco newstraffictransportation

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

Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to reopen outdoor dining, personal services

San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and other limited business activity to… Continue reading

Patients line up in their cars to receive a shot at The City’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site at City College of San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation would require SF to create a public COVID-19 vaccine plan — fast

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health would have to come up with… Continue reading

Ian Jameson (center) organized a group of tenant rights activists and assembled at the El Monte City Hall to demand that the City Council there pass an eviction moratorium barring all evictions during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
California would extend eviction protections to June 30 under proposal

Legislation released Monday would also subsidize rent for low-income tenants

A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
S.F. still falling short of goal to represent women in public art

City has few streets or public facilities not named after men

Comedian and actor Bob Odenkirk is among the dozens of performers in Festpocalypse, streaming this weekend to benefit SF Sketchfest. (Courtesy photo)
Bob Odenkirk joins star-studded Festpocalypse gang

Virtual comedy benefit replaces SF Sketchfest this year

Most Read