Two women who were walking a crosswalk on Second Street at Mission Street in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood were struck by a stolen car and killed. According to CBS News San Francisco, one of the women has been identified as 27-year-old Hanako Abe. The two victims did not know each other. Police arrested 45-year-old Troy McAllister in connection to the crime.
According to NBC Bay Area News, the incident occurred around 3:58 pm on New Year’s Eve. McAllister allegedly in a stolen Honda crashed into a Ford which caused the Honda to strike the two victims. Police said McAllister tried to run from the scene but was arrested shortly after.
Authorities said they found meth and a handgun with an extended magazine in the car. They also said McAllister was on parole for robbery. According to Rachel Marshall, an assistant San Francisco district attorney, McAllister was arrested twice recently. It is unclear why he wasn’t put in jail for violating his parole. McAllister is also a suspect in a robbery at a restaurant just thirty minutes before the car accident.
”There can be no question, every justice agency involved in this — including our office — must take responsibility for preventing tragedies like this from happening,” Marshall said in a statement. “We are carefully reviewing what happened and thinking critically about what could have been done differently in this case.”
Hanako Abe from Japan moved to the United States to attend college. She recently moved to San Francisco to work for JLL Real Estate. Her mother, Hiroko Abe is demanding justice.
“The whole family has a heart that is torn by sadness,” Hiroko told CBS News. “You couldn’t find such a beloved daughter all over the world. She was our pride.”
According to NBC News, Troy McAllister has been charged with “two counts of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of hit and run, driving a stolen vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, two counts of DUI causing injury, speeding, running a red light, burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines for sales, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a large capacity firearm magazine.”