Pedestrian Killed on Highway 101 in South San Francisco

Authorities say the woman was standing in the roadway before she was killed Saturday night.

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

Editor's Note: Initial reports indicated the pedestrian struck was male. That information has since been clarified to determine the pedestrian was female.

All lanes have reopened on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in South San Francisco following a fatal pedestrian crash that shut down the freeway for more than two hours Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian, a woman, was apparently killed in the road near the South Airport Boulevard offramp, according to Sgt. Diana McDermott.

The multi-vehicle collision, which was reported around 8:20 p.m., blocked all northbound lanes. A severe traffic alert was issued around 8:45 p.m.

An investigation is underway to determine how the pedestrian came to be on the roadway. She had already been struck when she was found by authorities.

-- Bay City News

Phillip Bailey December 18, 2012 at 06:29 PM
*Stony Hook*
Joan S. Dentler December 20, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Hey Johnny.....I'm asking you to please keep your comments relevant to the story. Patch gives readers an opportunity to make thoughtful, relevant comments---you're starting to get off track and sparring with other readers and personal attacks on other commenters is skating the line of our terms of service. If you'd like to have a meaningful conversation using the Patch platform, great. Just please be respectful. If you'd like to talk about this off the site, please email me at joan.dentler@patch.com.
Phillip Bailey December 21, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Thanks chris!
BrittanyH February 13, 2013 at 07:00 PM
This is soo sad and kills me everyday. I use to hang out with Odalys !! This was like a sister to my really good friend and we all use to hang out..:( She was such a YOUNG BEAUTIFUL STRONG person that would never just walk in front of cars on the freeway, no way! Somebody decided to take her life Nov,24th 2012 and are still out there enjoying their life with no consequences and it makes me sick to my stomach:( she had her whole life ahead of her!! Odalys deserves justice she didn't deserve to die! It saddens me that this happened 2 1/2 months ago and still no type of closure for the people that loved and adored her. They haven't heard a thing about it since! Someone must have been after her and threw her over the passway and she tried to get up and got ran over by a bunch of cars. What a sad crazy way to die, it really kills me. All we can do is hope she is in a better place and she gets justice for what happened to her. It would be really sad if the cops don't do a real good investigation and give up on this case because people can't sleep at night just wondering.. JUSTICE FOR ODALYS! MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY! LOVE YOU BABYGIRL
Johnny Martinez February 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
TY brittany, my other thoughts on this is maybe she was on a party bus and fell out? but weather accident or crime the truth/justice needs to come out.


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