Detectives were looking Monday for a driver suspected of hitting an elderly pedestrian with a car in Rosemead and then fleeing the scene, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded around 6:20 p.m. Sunday night to a report of a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Greendale Avenue, the release said.
The vehicle was traveling westbound without its headlights when it struck the woman, according to authorities.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Qingrong Chai of Rosemead by the L.A. County Coroner’s office. Chai would have turned 70 later this week, according to the office.
Sheriff’s officials have asked for the public’s help in locating the suspected hit-and-run driver and the vehicle.
The vehicle was described as a grey SUV. It was believed to have sustained damage to the driver’s front-right side, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Payne of the Temple Station at 626-285-7171. Anonymous tips can also be left at Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637 or through the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.