The Start of a Streetside Shrine for Nils Linke, Killed at Turk and Masonic on Friday

[UPDATE: SF StreetsBlog has details just disclosed by the SFPD:

“SFPD spokesperson Lt. Lyn Tomioka said Joshua Calder faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI, felony hit-and-run causing death and no proof of insurance.”]

Here are the details of the collision last Friday at Turk and Masonic that resulted in the death of 21-year-old cyclist Nils Linke of Germany.

And here is the scene last night, at the beginnings of a streetside shrine near where the collision occurred:

[UPDATE: It’s bigger now.]

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And here are some of the posters at the intersection:

We should soon find out why the SFPD is charging the driver with vehicular manslaughter.

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6 Responses to “The Start of a Streetside Shrine for Nils Linke, Killed at Turk and Masonic on Friday”

  1. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for doing the street shrine.. He was a friend of mine and I really appreciate that people care. RIP Yannick! You will never be forgotten.

  2. Tarurra Bankhead says:

    Will the public ever know who the Mercedes driver is, or will that remain a state secret?

  3. sfcitizen says:

    Well, I’d say yes, very quickly, the public will know.

  4. Jack says:

    RIP yannick.

    i will always love and miss you brother. i’m glad we spent your last birthday here

  5. Kathy says:

    Yannick, I loved you like a son and will never forget you. You brought light and life into our home.

  6. JJ says:

    Yannick. You stayed at my house in New York. You quickly became a good friend and I’m deeply saddened by this loss. Rest in Peace brother. I will always think of you.