A 60-year-old woman has been killed in a Garden Grove hit-and-run pedestrian accident that involved a taxi minivan, according to a news report.
The California Highway Patrol identified the pedestrian accident victim as Maria Hernandez, who they said was crossing Katelia Avenue at Gilbert Street in a marked crosswalk while pushing an unoccupied wheelchair when she was hit. She was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was pronounced dead.
CHP investigators said it appeared the victim was crossing the street against the red light when the victim was hit by a yellow taxi minivan, which then sped away. Authorities are looking for the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, which they say likely sustained front-end damage. Anyone with information on this fatal pedestrian accident may call 949-559-7888.
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