San Bernardino

Grandmother Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Bernardino

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes in San Bernardino.

A 78-year-old grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver in San Bernardino on Thursday, marking the 10th time a pedestrian has been fatally struck by a car this month, police said. police said.

Witnesses told police that the victim, identified as Maria Guadalupe Lizarraga of San Bernardino, was walking in a marked crosswalk on 9th Street at L Street about 5:38 p.m. when a car hit her and kept going, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.

"We heard a scream and we went outside and saw the old lady just laying there on the floor ," said Heidi Pastrano witness.

Paramedics declared Lizarraga dead at the scene.

Investigators were looking at surveillance video to try and identify the driver. The car was described as a white four-door late model Honda Accord.

Lizarraga's raised five children, her family said. Though she was in the early stages of dementia, she was lucid and active.

"She was really funny. She was always happy," said Lizarraga's daughter, Joanna.
Family members asked the driver to surrender to police.

"We are angry and we just want justice," said Brenda Lungstrum, Lizarraga's daughter.

Anyone with information on Thursday's hit-and-run crash was asked to call Det. Devin Peck at 909-384-5664.

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