Two dead after Lake Merced car crash

A Saturday night crash on Lake Merced Boulevard left two people dead and sent another three people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to San Francisco Police.

The crash occurred around 10:23 p.m. Saturday, according to San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza, when one of two vehicles veered on to the opposite side of the road and was broadsided by the second vehicle.

Esparza said exact details of the crash such as which car veered off the road and the direction of travel are unknown.

Lake Merced Boulevard near Brotherhood Boulevard was shut down immediately following the crash and did not reopen until 3:30 a.m.

Two Asian males believed to be 20 and 21-years-old were pronounced dead at the scene. They were both in a two-door grey Honda, the roof of which had to be cut off to allow responding authorities to access the victims.

Three other victims were in a 4-door white Toyota sedan. All three were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It is not known if alcohol, drugs, speed or weather was a factor in the crash, Esparza said.

Lake Merced Boulevard is not typically dangerous thoroughfare, Esparza said, but the size of the road has led to increased speeds in the past.

“Because it’s so wide,” Esparza said. “Sometimes people drive faster than they should.”

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

*Bay City News contributed to this report.

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