UPDATE: Police arrested the suspect from Thursday’s hit-and-run that killed two women on New Year’s Eve.
Troy McAllister, 45, is currently on parole robbery, police said.
“This senseless tragedy shouldn’t have happened. I commend the work San Francisco police officers have done to arrest and hold this individual accountable for his criminal conduct, and for the heroic work our members do every day on hundreds of cases like it,” according to a statement from SFPD.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — San Francisco police officers responded to a hit-and-run collision Thursday that left one person dead and another in the hospital with life threatening injuries.
As of 5:11 p.m., officials say the second person has died.
Around 4 p.m., officers arrived to the scene at 2nd Street and Mission Street where they located two pedestrians who were struck by the car.
KRON4 is told a woman in her 70s and another woman in her 20s or 30s were both killed after being struck by a driver this afternoon near 2nd and Mission Streets.
The women were apparently walking when they were hit.
Police say when they arrived here they found two pedestrians had been struck by a car.
The older victim died on the scene, the second victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but they later succumbed to their injuries.
The driver immediately left the car and fled the scene on foot. Officers located the driver near by and after a foot pursuit, officers stopped the driver and detained him.
The identities of the suspect and victims are not being released at this time.
Officials are now further investigating the hit-and-run collision. They are processing the scene for evidence and say the area will be closed for a while.
No other information is available at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444.