San Mateo County Coroner Investigating Cause of Death of Individuals Found in South San Francisco

South San Francisco, CA  December 3, 2022Logo of South San Francisco Police

Last evening posted of a call in South San Francisco identified as a Hazmat incident. Upon arrival of South San Francisco Police and Paramedics they were able to get a better determination of what had occurred.


“Last night, two unresponsive individuals were located in a parked car on the 100 block of Green Avenue.” SSF Police Sergeant Sean Curmi told us. “The South San Francisco Fire Department paramedics and our officers attempted life-saving efforts; however, paramedics determined they were deceased.  Paramedics noticed an unidentified suspicious substance within the vehicle and determined a HAZMAT response was most appropriate.  Preliminary investigation indicated the two individuals may have burned charcoal or similar type substance in the car to keep warm, which filled the inside of the vehicle with carbon monoxide.  The San Mateo County Coroner responded and will conduct further investigation to confirm their cause of death.”


We ask our community to please be respectful of any and all comments connected to this tragedy of the loss of these lives. Your prayers for the families and friends are most welcomed and appreciated. ESC will update with more information as it becomes available.


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1 year ago
The family created a gofund me in order to help his son with the costs, his only son lives in another country

1 year ago

I am so very sorry for these two people and their loved ones. Perhaps we can provide information on how to stay warm in the winter and can help others who are out in the cold.