Jedidiah Crews Dead, Athmane Oukal Arrested in Fatal SFO Crash
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 1, 2019) – A man died in a pedestrian crash Monday afternoon at San Francisco International Airport.
The crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. near the arrivals area of the airport’s International Terminal. According to San Francisco police, a Ford Expedition accelerated from the curb in the arrivals area of the International Terminal. As a result, it struck three pedestrians, two men and a woman. In addition, the Ford stuck several vehicles.
Paramedics took all three victims to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. However, one victim did not survive and hospital personal declared him dead an hour later.
The San Francisco medical examiner’s office identified the deceased victim as Jedidah Crews, 33, of Seattle.
The driver of the SUV, Athmane Oukal, 46, an Algerian citizen, cooperated with police. He did not show any signs of being under the influence. In addition, police said nothing indicated it was intentional. However, officers arrested him on Tuesday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving at an unsafe speed.
Investigation of this fatal incident is still ongoing.
With deepest sympathies, we would like to send our thoughts of courage, strength, and support to the bereaved family and friends of Jedidiah Crews.
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