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Male pedestrian killed in traffic collision in San Francisco Sunday

San Francisco police and firefighters responded Thursday to a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a Muni bus near Van Ness Avenue and O'Farrell Street.
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A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in San Francisco early Sunday, police said. 

According to a police statement, officers responded around 2:40 a.m. to the 700 block of South Van Ness Avenue between 18th and 19th streets for a report of a male lying in the roadway.

When officers arrived, they found a person who had been struck by a vehicle. Despite emergency life-saving measures provided by paramedics, the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified him Monday as Thomas McKean, 28, of San Francisco.

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The most recent city data, from June 2023, says there have been eight traffic fatalities so far this year. In 2022, 39 people were killed in San Francisco collisions. The city has made it a goal to end traffic deaths by 2024.