Victim identified, suspect booked in fatal Geary Boulevard crash

| February 11, 2011

A 57-year-old Pacifica man was killed Thursday when a driver who was speeding and running multiple red lights plowed into his car on Geary Boulevard on Thursday, police said.

Leonid Stoliarov died on impact around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard, police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.

Frank Mabry, 31, of Walnut Creek was arrested in the crash, Tomioka said. He was booked on felony vehicular manslaughter, misdemeanor speeding, misdemeanor unlicensed driving and two counts of running a red light, she said.

Witnesses to the accident, including a Muni driver, rushed to the victim’s assistance but found no pulse, Tomioka said.

Before the collision, witnesses saw the driver speeding eastbound on Geary Boulevard in an Audi, Tomioka said. He ran multiple red lights, they said, including one at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard.

The victim’s car, a Mazda, was T-boned on the driver’s side as it crossed Arguello, Tomioka said.

Police are trying to determine whether Mabry was drunk or on drugs at the time of the accident. Mabry is in the hospital and will be transferred to the jail when released, Tomioka said.

Investigators remained at the crash scene for about five hours. Eastbound lanes on Geary Boulevard, a central traffic artery with one of The City’s busiest bus lines, were closed during the investigation. The lanes were reopened around 7:15 a.m.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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