Arrest Made In Fatal Golden Gate Park Hit-And-Run

Photo: Debora Villalon/Twitter

Nathan Falstreau
Published on July 15, 2016

SFPD announced this evening that a suspect has been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run which killed 41-year-old Heather Miller while she was biking through Golden Gate Park.

Nicky Garcia, a 19-year-old San Francisco resident, has been booked on charges of murder, second degree burglary, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, hit and run collision causing injury/death, and the dual traffic infractions of speeding and driving across a divided highway.

The fatal collision occurred on the evening of June 22nd at John F. Kennedy Drive & 30th Avenue. Witnesses reported that a white Honda was traveling at high speed and crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, striking Miller, who died at the scene. 

Heather Miller's memorial "ghost bike." | PHOTO: NUALA SAWYER/HOODLINE

The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle, and abandoned the car (which had been reported stolen) a short time later at the Angler's Casting Club in Golden Gate Park. 

According to a press release issued this evening, SFPD's Traffic Collision Investigative Unit (TCIU) investigators were able to identify the alleged suspect, and Garcia was taken into custody and booked into San Francisco County Jail today. (No booking photo is available yet.)

SFPD says that while an arrest has been made, the incident still remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.