"Curb Appeal" Co-Host Dies in San Francisco Crash

By The Associated Press
|  Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 4:25 AM PDT
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"Curb Appeal" Co-Host Dies in San Francisco Crash

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Bill Beckwith died in San Francisco on Monday night.

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A co-host of the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco.

The San Francisco medical examiner identified 38-year-old Bill Beckwith as the victim of a crash near the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Monday night. He was riding a motorcycle that was struck by a car.

Beckwith was one of the three hosts of "Curb Appeal," which features home renovations. He was a carpenter and general contractor who grew up on a farm in Maine and owned his own Bay Area construction business.

HGTV says in a statement that his creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life will be missed.

Police say Beckwith suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 30-year-old driver of the car that struck him is cooperating with the investigation.

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