DALY CITY -- A man killed on Interstate 280 while trying to flee a car crash Friday was identified as 32-year-old Alfred Jeter, the San Francisco medical examiner said.
Jeter was driving north near John Daly Boulevard about 5:30 a.m. when he lost control of a stolen GMC Acadia and ran into the center divider, CHP Officer Michael Ferguson said. An oncoming Honda Civic ran into the crashed Acadia, and Jeter, who was alone, got out and ran away from the scene.
The man reportedly darted across all lanes of the northbound freeway with a yellow duffel bag in tow after throwing a missed punch at a witness who tried to keep him out of the roadway, Ferguson said. He appeared to briefly consider jumping the elevated rail to get down to city streets, but chose instead to run back across the interstate.
Jeter jumped into the center divide and was hit by several cars in the southbound lanes, where authorities found him dead at the scene.
Authorities later discovered the GMC Acadia had been stolen overnight out of Millbrae, and that a small caliber rifle and a BB gun found inside the car were stolen from another vehicle. Investigators found nothing of obvious value inside the duffel bag Jeter was hauling when he was hit, and determined them to be his personal belongings.
A driver's license belonging to a 53-year-old man was also discovered in Jeter's possession, the only identification police could find at the scene.
"(The) bottom line is he was driving around in a stolen car with stolen property," Ferguson said. "It's pretty safe to say that's why he was running."
While many of the cars that hit Jeter did not stop at the scene, two drivers came forward later the same day and claimed they didn't realize they had hit a person at the time, Ferguson said. Those people will not be charged in the case.