By Vivian Ho and Kurtis Alexander
San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman who was killed when she was run over by a San Francisco Recreation and Parks pickup Thursday in Bernal Heights has been identified as Daly City resident and Zen monk Christine Moses Svanemyr, 35.
Svanemyr was lying with her baby and dog in the lawn at Holly Park when the driver of the city truck ran her over shortly after 2 p.m. Her baby and dog are OK, police said.
The driver, Thomas Burnoski, 57, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Police said Burnoski fled the park after hitting the woman but was detained several blocks away and taken to Ingleside Station for questioning. He has been an employee of the parks department since 2006, city officials said.
Svanemyr was an ordained Zen monk working as the director of development for New Ventures West, an integral coaching company that helps people meet their full potential in life, according to the company's website.
The Morgantown High School graduate earned degrees from West Virginia University in anthropology, sociology and ecotourism and recreation management. She was a lifelong dancer who once performed at the World Cup in South Korea as part of the professional African dance group Azagano.
Her daughter, Isa Amalie, was born in October 2012. The company website said Svanemyr regarded the girl as "her greatest joy and teacher."