SSFPD Media Release: Hit and Run Collision Fatality UPDATE

South San Francisco, Ca   November 12, 2017   Submitted by SSFPD 

UPDATE FROM SSFPD 11.13.2017 3:15PM

The  South  San  Francisco  Police  Department  continues  to  investigate   the  fatal   hit  and   run  collision   and are following up on several leads. Based on witness  statements,  the  suspect  has  been  described  as  a Caucasian male , early to mid-thirties, 5-8 to  5-10  in  height,  approximately  220  pounds  with  a  pencil mustache and short faded haircut. The suspect  vehicle  was  described  as  a  black  sedan  resembling  a  1998- 2000 Toyota or  Lexus.  The  vehicle  will  probably  have  minor  to  moderate  damage  to  the  front  right  end and hood to  include  a  shattered  front  right  headlight  lens.  The  suspect  and  vehicle  were  last  seen  in  the area of the  1100  block  of  Cherry  Avenue  in  San  Bruno  shortly  after the collision.



On Saturday night 11/11/2017 just before midnight, South San Francisco police officers responded to the 200 block of El Camino Real (near Brentwood) on the report of an automobile that struck a pedestrian in the southbound lanes. Officers located a female laying in the street unconscious. South San Francisco Fire Department/Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to the San Francisco General Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.


The suspect driver fled the scene and has not been contacted at this time. The suspect vehicle was described as a black 1998-2000 Toyota or Lexus passenger car. The suspect vehicle will probably have minor to moderate damage to the right front end and hood.


The South San Francisco Police Department requests the assistance from the public with the identification and location of the suspect driver and vehicle in this fatal collision. This investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding the incident are encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Depatiment at 650-877-8900, the anonymous TIP line at 650-952-2244 or via email; at




The victim has been identified as TERESA GONZALES from South San Francisco, a single mother of two. Her children have established a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses. Please CLICK HERE to access that site, donate if you can and leave words of condolences. 

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