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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hector Arana Identified as Elderly Pedestrian Killed in the Outer Mission

Posted By on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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Authorities say it was 69-year-old Hector Arana who was hit by a car and killed while walking in the Outer Mission yesterday morning.

According to Officer Albie Esparza, Arana was walking in the roadway at San Jose and Liebig Street at about 6:26 a.m. when he was hit by a car that had been driving north on San Jose Avenue.

Arana hit the windshield and then landed in the street; he was pronounced dead at the scene, Esparza told us.

The driver, who stopped and cooperated with police, was "visibly upset and shaken" after the accident, Esparza said.

"The driver was not speeding, there were no drugs or alcohol involved, it was just an unfortunate accident," Esparza said.

Police have been back at the scene, trying to piece together what happened. "I don't know whether he was in the crosswalk or not, that is part of the investigation," Esparza said. "I don't know if [the driver] didn't see him or if the pedestrian walked out."

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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