Woman arrested in crash that killed SF educator

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Woman arrested in crash that killed SF educator
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San Francisco police say they arrested a 70-year-old woman in a collision that killed a San Francisco teacher Wednesday morning.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco police say they arrested a 70-year-old woman in a collision that killed a San Francisco teacher Wednesday morning.

Police say Susan Vennarucci was arrested for running a red light and vehicular manslaughter.

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According to investigators, Vennarucci was driving westbound on Union Street when she drove through the intersection of Union and Franklin, against a red light, hitting and killing Andrew Zieman

Zieman, a 30-year-old San Francisco native worked as a para-educator at Sherman Elementary, his alma mater.

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A friend and fellow musician talked to ABC7 about Zieman on Friday at a memorial outside the school.

"Andrew was deeply loved by everybody. I had known him for 15 years. We make music together. We were in a group called City Zoo," said Oscar Cuadra, a friend and fellow musician.

Grief counselors were at Sherman elementary as students returned for the first time since Wednesday's accident.