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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Zhen Guang Ng Identified as Elderly Pedestrian Killed on New Year's Eve, Driver Jailed

Posted By on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

click to enlarge Suspect: Giampaolo Boschetti - SFPD
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  • Suspect: Giampaolo Boschetti

Update 10 a.m.: Police have identified the driver as 69-year-old Giampaolo Boschetti of San Francisco. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Original Story 9:23 a.m.: Medical authorities this morning identified the man who was killed while walking through the city's Outer Mission neighborhood earlier this week as 86-year-old Zhen Guang Ng of San Francisco.

According to police, Ng was walking along the intersection of Rolph and Naples at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday when a car collided with him. Ng was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

San Francisco traffic investigators responded to the scene where they questioned the driver. Officer Albie Esparza says the pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver has since been booked in jail, however, police are not releasing his/her name or booking photo at this time.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact SFPD anonymously at 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" at start of message.

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