Update: Driver Who Struck Pedestrian Fled Scene

The collision on Highway 101 in South San Francisco Saturday night is still under investigation.

Update: As of Tuesday Dec. 4, the California Highway Patrol was still investigating this pedestrian fatality that occurred Nov. 24 around 8:30p.m. CHP officer Mike Ferguson said, "we haven't ruled out that it was a suicide and we haven't ruled out that it was a traffic collision." The case remains under investigation. Check back with Patch for updates.

Update: According to the San Mateo County coroner, the victim was Odalys Linares. She was 16 years old and died at the scene.


A driver who struck and killed a woman walking on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in South San Francisco Saturday night fled the scene and has not been located, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman, whose identity has not yet been determined by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office, was walking on the freeway south of Oyster Point Boulevard around 8:20 p.m. when she was struck by an unknown driver, according to the CHP.

It is not clear what lane the driver was in or how fast he was traveling, officials said.

After the initial impact, several other vehicles also hit the woman, causing fatal injuries.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 p.m.

The collision blocked all northbound lanes for more than two hours.

-Bay City News contributed to this report.

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wolfone December 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Again, I know this happened on the freeway? But people in cars go way to fast. Where are the police or CHP? Last week the crosswalk Bright yellow state crosswalk sign was mowed down friday night. I mean come on people! Are you in that much of a flippin hurry? Maybe you shouldn't be driving. I think the police should have speed traps all over. Start with Mission RD and spread out those tickets. Money is the only thing that will make these selfish bastards who think they are the only ones on the road slow down. How can someone hit a person and leave the scene? This was someone drunk or without a license. I feel sorry for the woman, who knows why she was on the freeway. She could of been dumped there. But it doesn't change people drive to damn fast and don't give a crap about anyone else but themselves.


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