4 killed in wrong-way crash in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash involving a taxi in San Francisco early Thursday.

According to CHP, the crash happened at 12:24 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 just north of Candlestick Point and south of Third Street.

Officials said a 34-year-old Burlingame woman driving a Volkswagen was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 near the Candlestick Park off-ramp and that the two-car crash happened at Paul Avenue.

The CHP suspects the driver of the Volkswagen, Emilie Ross, was impaired.

John Franzen with the CHP says their “initial investigation suggests that the wrong-way driver was possibly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.”

Authorities said the woman crashed into a taxi that had three people inside – a driver and two passengers picked up from the San Francisco airport.

All four people involved in the crash died at scene, according to CHP officials.

CHP says the taxi driver was Berkant Ahmed, a 42-year-old man from San Carlos and his two passengers were from out of state: Mary Miller,a 57-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois, and Judson Bergman, a 62-year-old man from Berington, Illinois.

All lanes were closed during the investigation but were opened by 7 a.m.

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