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Police investigate fatality with pedestrian, ID victim

At about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Hollister police officers responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian collision report.

Police released the following on the incident:

The incident was reported at Pinnacles National Park Hwy & Meridian. Hollister Fire and AMR responded as well. Officers located the victim, down on the roadway just north of Meridian St. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. It has been determined this was a hit & run collision. The investigation has revealed that at least one vehicle hit the victim and fled. As many as two more vehicles also may have struck the victim in the roadway after the initial collision. We do not have a description of the suspect vehicle(s) at this time. Other motorists stopped and attempted to render aid to the victim. This investigation has just begun and is ongoing. This is a busy time of night for this intersection and roadway. If you saw this incident or have information regarding this incident please call 831-636-4331 and contact an officer. We are available 24/7 for this information. We are asking for your help. If you wish to remain anonymous please call our Anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Police later updated the story below:

At about 9:30 p.m., Hollister Police Officers responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian collision report. The incident was reported at Pinnacles National Park Hwy & Meridian. Hollister Fire and AMR responded as well. Officers located the victim, down on the roadway just north of Meridian St. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

The victim has been identified as Hollister resident Kathy Haro, 56 years old.

The investigation has revealed that at least one vehicle hit the victim and fled. As many as two more vehicles also may have struck the victim in the roadway after the initial collision. We do not have a description of the suspect vehicle(s) at this time. Other motorists stopped and attempted to render aid to the victim.

Hollister Police Department offers its sincere condolences to the victims family and friends.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help. If you saw this incident or have information regarding this incident please call 831-636-4331 and ask for Officer Wells or any officer if he is not available. We are available 24/7 for this information. If you wish to remain anonymous please call our Anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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