Victims in deadly Lake Merced car crash identified

The men killed in a Saturday night crash on Lake Merced Boulevard have been identified as Nick Sarmiento, 20, of Daly City, and Robby Macam, 19, of Hercules, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.

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

Sarmiento and Macam were pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known why the car veered to the wrong side of the road or if alcohol, drugs, speed or weather were factors in the crash, Esparza said.

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. Their conditions were improving Sunday, police said.

Lake Merced Boulevard near Brotherhood Boulevard was shut down after the crash until 3:30 a.m. The boulevard is not typically dangerous, Esparza said. Increased speeds can occur because the road is wide, he said.

“Sometimes people drive faster than they should,” Esparza said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Examiner Staff Writer Andrea Koskey contributed to this report.

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