SAN FRANCISCO -- A homeless man struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver was identified Monday as 62-year-old Wilbert Williams of San Francisco, authorities said.

Williams died at 1:09 a.m. when 27-year-old Jaime Juarez crashed a Toyota 4-Runner into a homeless encampment while exiting Interstate 80 at Fifth Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Williams and others were asleep at the encampment when Juarez allegedly drove through a gap in the concrete barrier on the off-ramp and crashed into Williams' tent, the CHP said.

Juarez, who was alone in the car, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence. Juarez's blood-alcohol level was not released.

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