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Update: Pedestrian killed on Highway 25, Nov. 9 is identified

Updated Information: Hollister Police Department identify victim of possible hit and run as Kathy Haro, 56. HPD requests information on the incident which occurred approx. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Highway 25 at Meridian in Hollister

Second Update: 

Victim of possible hit and run is identified as 56 year old Hollister resident Kathy Haro. Police report states that they do not have a description of the vehicle(s) involved but believe the vehicle hit the victim and fled. The report mentions that there may have been more than one vehicle involved. 

According to a Hollister Police report, the incident happened at about 9:30 PM, when Hollister Police Officers responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian collision report. The incident was reported at Pinnacles National Park Hwy (Highway 25) & Meridian Street in Hollister. Hollister Fire Department and AMR ambulance responded as well.

The report stated,"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."

At the time of the report, police did not have a description of the suspect vehicle(s).

The report stated that other drivers stopped and attempted to help the victim. 

Hollister Police Department offered sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim. 

The investigation is ongoing. Hollister Police Department reminds readers, "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. "


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Leslie David (Leslie David)

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.

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