Fred Robino has been identified by authorities as the deceased in a collision involving a police pursuit that also injured six that occurred on August 15 in San Francisco. Mr. Robino, a 63-year-old Contra Costa County resident, was driving a Toyota minivan north on Prague Street at some time after 7:30 p.m. with two female passengers, age 35 and 57. When he reached Geneva Avenue he collided with an Audi A3 driven by Paris Powell, age 20 and a local resident, who had four young passengers with him. Minutes before, authorities allege, Mr. Powell had failed to pull over for police who wanted to speak with him in connection with an alleged armed robbery. As the pursuit unfolded, he allegedly ran a red light and collided with the minivan being driven by Mr. Robino. Police allege that Mr. Powell fled the scene on foot while carrying a gun. The man died at the scene while the other five passengers were all taken for treatment with various injuries. The two women in the minivan received major injuries. Police found Mr. Powell later and arrested him on numerous charges ranging from homicide and hit-and-run to child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The deadly and complex case is being investigated by San Francisco police who are seeking out witnesses.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased this difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to the injured individuals.
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