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09 August 2006 @ 10:46 pm
Soccer player arrested in fatal hit-run ( a SHCP student)  
- Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writer
Monday, August 7, 2006

An amateur soccer player was arrested during a game at Golden Gate Park on Sunday morning after he apparently cut off a truck on his way to the game and triggered a crash that killed two people and critically injured a third person, San Francisco police said.

Brian McCarthy, 19, of Millbrae was arrested on suspicion of a non-contact felony hit-and-run and two counts of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the crash, said San Francisco Police Officer Maria Oropeza.

The San Francisco medical examiner's office identified the two people who died as Bing Song Mo, 49, and Sheung Chow, 66, both of San Francisco. A third man, in his 60s, is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Oropeza said.

McCarthy is a star soccer player at Skyline College who also plays club soccer with the San Francisco Celtic club team, and was headed to a Celtic game when the incident occurred. He also is well known for his skills in both soccer and baseball at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory school in San Francisco where he graduated in 2005.

Police said that at about 9:30 a.m., McCarthy was driving westbound on Brotherhood Way near Junipero Serra Boulevard when he cut off the truck that Chow was driving with two passengers. Although McCarthy's vehicle did not hit the truck, it caused Chow to swerve, lose control, flip over and crash into a tree, Oropeza said.

The victims were trapped inside the overturned truck and had to be extricated by rescuers.

Following the crash, McCarthy did not stop and instead continued to the Celtic soccer game at the Beach Chalet fields near 47th Avenue.

"I don't think that he knew that it happened," Oropeza said.

A witness to the crash followed McCarthy and alerted authorities.

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I'm disgusted with this guy and he went to a Catholic school.....
 
 
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