Driver Turns Self in After Hit-and-Run Kills Pedestrian in Rosemead

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A driver turned herself in to investigators a day after she allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run collision that killed a 69-year-old woman in Rosemead, authorities announced Thursday.


File photo of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patch. (Credit: KTLA)

Janet Bowman, 32, turned herself in at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Temple Station at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

At 7 p.m. the previous evening, Bowman had allegedly collided with a pedestrian who was pronounced dead at the scene, at Marshall and Greendale avenues. The victim was identified Qingrong Chai of Rosemead.

Bowman’s 2007 Nissan Murano was being held as evidence, authorities said in a news release Thursday. The vehicle had been reported as traveling without headlights after dark, authorities said.

Bowman was charged with hit-and-run causing death and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.


Qingrong Chai, 69, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Rosemead on Dec. 30, 2013. (Credit: DMV)

She posted $50,000 bail early Tuesday and was due in El Monte Superior Court on Feb. 28.

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