About four months after she was killed by a hit-and-run driver in La Habra, Linda Lopez was the subject of pleas made by her sons on Wednesday.
Alongside police, they asked for the driver who killed their 60-year-old mother in a Nov. 13, 2015, collision to turn himself or herself in.
"You know if you hit somebody, and the right thing to do would at least be stop and render some aid," Lopez's son Jayson Ramos said.
Lopez, a mother of five, was crossing Whittier Boulevard near North Citrus Drive about 9 p.m. that Friday when she was struck and left for dead. She died several hours later of blunt force trauma.
"She was a real good-hearted, kind person," Ramos said.
Surveillance video has pointed investigators to a light-colored Toyota SUV, possible a Forerunner, with front-end damage. The vehicle was believed to have been left with a missing passenger side-view mirror.
The collision occurred very close to La Habra High School.
Police said the city was offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the driver’s arrest and conviction.
“This a tight-knit community, and the impact to the Lopez family is very real," said La Habra Police Department Sgt. Jim Tigner.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Police Department's traffic bureau at 562-383-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call the watch commander at 562-383-4347.