75-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in San Gabriel Grocery Store Parking Lot

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A Lexus fatally struck a 75-year-old pedestrian in the parking lot of a San Gabriel supermarket Wednesday, police said.

The San Gabriel Superstore on South San Gabriel Boulevard is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

Around 10:45 a.m. officials began receiving 911 calls about a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash in the parking lot of San Gabriel Superstore, located at 1635 S. San Gabriel Blvd., according to a statement from San Gabriel police.

Officers responded and confirmed woman had been struck.

A preliminary investigation of the incident indicated a silver Lexus driving down an aisle in the eastern area of the parking lot at the same time as a black Acura began backing out of a parking stall in the same aisle, investigators said.

The Acura’s rear bumper slightly hit the Lexus’ rear passenger side, according to police.

The Lexus then sped forward and struck a woman walking toward the grocery store in the same aisle.

Officers and paramedics rendered aid to the woman, performing CPR, at the scene before she was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The victim has only been identified as a 75-year-old El Monte resident, pending notification of her family.

The Acura driver was a 60-year-old Baldwin Park woman, officers said. She stayed at the scene and was cooperating with police, a San Gabriel Police Department spokesman said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated the crash was a hit-and-run and that the Lexus driver had fled. The story has been updated with correct information from police.