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2 men arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Montebello

October 8, 2009 |  7:21 pm

Suspect_3Two men were arrested today in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which an 84-year-old Montebello woman was killed while using her walker to cross a street.

Nora Lambo, whose late husband was a former mayor of Montebello, was struck about 6:15 p.m. Monday as she crossed Jefferson Boulevard at Alfred Place. Her dog also was struck and killed, police said. Lambo was pronounced dead at the scene.

David Louis Lorea, 36, of Montebello was arrested on suspicion of driving the vehicle that hit Lambo, police said. McArthur Gutierrez Mutuz, 40, of San Gabriel was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory.

Investigators arrested the pair after receiving numerous tips from the public, said Sgt. Luis Lopez of the Montebello Police Department. The vehicle suspected of striking Lambo was recovered in a body shop and was being repaired, police said.

Lambo was hit by a pickup truck that dragged her walker after it got caught on the front bumper, Lopez said. Before fleeing the scene, the driver stopped the vehicle to allow his passenger to remove the walker.

—Robert J. Lopez

Photos: McArthur Gutierrez Mutuz, top, and David Louis Lorea

Credit: Montebello Police Department