Driver killed in HWY 1 crash identified as man involved in San Francisco politics

PACIFICA (BCN) — A man who died early Tuesday morning when he crashed into a rock embankment along state Highway 1 near Pacifica was identified as a 24-year-old Oakland resident who was involved in San Francisco politics, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office.

Sergio Klor De Alva was driving north on Highway 1 south of the Tom Lantos Tunnels at 3:26 a.m. Tuesday when he drifted to the right and struck a rock embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The car went up the wall and came back down, and Klor De Alva was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and no passengers in Klor De Alva’s car, CHP officials said.

Friends and colleagues posted about their grief at Klor De Alva’s passing on social media today.

A graduate of University of California at Santa Cruz, Klor De Alva was pursuing a career in politics and had worked on campaigns for San Francisco Supervisors Julie Christiansen and Scott Wiener and was working on a Board of Supervisors campaign for journalist Joel Engardio, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Engardio posted on Facebook Tuesday, “Our campaign and our community are shocked and saddened by this loss.”

“Sergio gave us much hope and joy every day because he was such a wonderful person to be around,” he said.

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