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Montebello police looking for witnesses in fatal hit-and-run incident

October 6, 2009 |  7:41 pm
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Montebello police were looking for witnesses tonight in a neighborhood where a hit-and-run driver killed an 84-year-old woman and her dog.

Nora Lambo, whose late husband was a Montebello mayor, was struck about 6:15 p.m. Monday evening as she used her walker to cross Jefferson Boulevard at Alfred Place, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lambo was hit by what police described as a white 1998 to 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup with an extended cab. The vehicle had chrome wheels, a chrome front bumper and a tinted rear window. The right portion of the front bumper was damaged and hanging down.

"We are currently canvassing the surrounding area of the accident in an effort to identify witnesses," said Sgt. Luis Lopez of the Montebello Police Department.

He said the pickup dragged the woman's walker a short distance before stopping.  A passenger got out and removed the device. "It looks like it got stuck on the bumper," Lopez said.

The driver is described as Latino, 35 to 40 years old, with black hair combed back, brown eyes and a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a white T-shirt or tank top, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (323) 887-1313.

--Robert J. Lopez

Photo: This is the type of truck that is believed to have hit the 84-year-old woman. Credit: Montebello Police Department.