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Authorities Search for Driver in Rosemead Hit-and-Run

A woman walking in a Rosemead intersection was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver and the sheriff’s department hopes the public can help locate the vehicle, a lieutenant said Monday.

The crash occurred at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Greendale and Marshall avenues, said Lt. William Wicker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Temple Station.

Qingrong Chai, 69, died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. The woman would have celebrated her 70th birthday next month, Wicker said.

There were no traffic lights at the intersection and Wicker did not know if there was a crosswalk.

The vehicle was described as a dark or gray SUV and its lights were off at the time of the crash, he said. Deputies suspect the vehicle has driver’s side front-end damage.

If you have information about the vehicle or driver, call Det. Payne at the Temple Station, (626) 285-7171.