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Driver sought in fatal Irwindale hit and run

Fatal hit and run in IrwindalePolice continued their search  Saturday for the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed an 80-year-old woman in Irwindale, then fled the scene.

Cu Lee Nguyen of Baldwin Park was crossing Live Oak Avenue at Stewart Avenue on her way to a bus stop with her husband when she was hit by the car and thrown several feet about 6 a.m. Friday, according to Irwindale police Sgt. Greg Gomez. She died at the scene. Her husband, who was crossing in front of her, was not hurt. 

Gomez said the car was an early 2000s gray Toyota Echo with probable front-end damage and a crack on the windshield.  The driver is believed to be a woman.

Police were still investigating the conditions of the collision and whether Nguyen or the driver had run a red light. But they said the driver would probably face charges for leaving the scene of an accident.

Anyone with information on the driver or the whereabouts of the vehicle was urged to call Irwindale police at (626) 430-2244.
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--Teresa Watanabe

Photo: Relatives of Cu Lee Nguyen grieve after the 80-year-old woman was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident in Irwindale. Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times
 
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