Hanako Abe Biography — Wiki
Hanako Abe is one of two pedestrians who were allegedly killed by drunk parolee Troy McAlister in downtown San Francisco on New Year’s Eve while intoxicated and in a stolen car was a paroled robber, who remained free despite being arrested several times in recent months.
Troy McAlister, 45, was released from a state prison sentence for robbery in April and was not charged with new crimes by the District Attorney’s office after being arrested on suspicion of car theft in November and December, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Hanako Abe Age
Hanako Abe was 27 years old at the time of death.
Drunk parolee in stolen car kills two pedestrians, including Hanako Abe, in hit-and-run
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said his office did not file new charges in the cases, choosing instead to refer each case to state parole agents, who can seek to imprison those who violate the terms of their release. He said parole officials have ‘more leverage’ than his office to keep a person in custody for nonviolent charges.
The fatal crash involving McAlister occurred on New Year’s Eve. Police said he had been driving a gray Honda that was reported stolen in Daly City 48 hours earlier.
The parolee was allegedly speeding down Mission Street toward the Embarcadero at around 4 pm when he ran a red light in the South of Market area and struck two women as they were crossing the street.
After the crash, McAlister reportedly got out of the vehicle and fled on foot to a nearby commercial building.
What we know so far about Hanako Abe
One of the female pedestrians was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim died shortly after arriving at San Francisco General Hospital. The medical examiner identified one of the victims as Elizabeth Platt. The second was identified by her mother as Hanako Abe who moved to the city last year to work for a real estate company.
‘The whole family has a heart that is torn by sadness,’ Abe’s mother, Hiroko Abe, told KPIX. ‘You couldn’t find such a beloved daughter all over the world. She was our pride.’
The city’s police chief, Bill Scott, called the deaths a ‘senseless tragedy that shouldn’t have happened.’
‘We must all be held equally accountable for the decisions we make because they can have serious implications for the safety of those we serve,’ he said.