Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run at Market and 5th in San Francisco, driver detained

A San Francisco pedestrian died Thursday morning after a hit-and-run at Market and 5th streets, officials confirm.

The driver of a tractor-trail fled the scene after allegedly hitting the pedestrian and police say the suspect is now in custody.

“The driver is cooperating with police, but has not been arrested yet,” according to KRON 4.

The San Francisco Police Department responded to a call for the vehicle collision involving the pedestrian at 5:42 a.m. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening conditions and later died.

A section of Market Street at 5th remains closed as police investigate the incident. The closure has created gridlock traffic in downtown San Francisco as cars are rerouted.

The investigation is blocking Muni trains and buses, including the F Market, 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 27, and 31, in both directions. Coaches are being rerouted around the area.

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Muni posted on Twitter, “#FMarket bus shuttles are being arranged to support svc b/t 17th/Castro & Van Ness/Market AND b/t Beach/Jones & Ferry Plaza.”

This story will be updated as more details become available.

Amy Graff is a news producer for SFGATE. Email her at agraff@sfgate.com.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Market-Street-closed-at-5th-Street-due-to-police-14104972.php.

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