SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The suspected driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run that killed a mother in San Jose is now in custody, the San Jose Police Department said.
Police say the suspect’s vehicle was found just outside of the city’s limits on Monday. The vehicle was identified using Automatic License Plate Reader technology after a concerned citizen saw the “suspicious” vehicle and reported it. The car is currently being examined by detectives and processed for evidence, police said.
“With the vehicle in custody, it is only a matter of time until the suspect is identified. We are advising that the suspect turn themselves in now.” — San Jose Police Department
The crash happened on Sunday evening just before 7 p.m. when a mother was walking with her daughter and dog. Police said a 2000 Honda sedan possibly driven by a female was traveling west on Blossom Hill Road when it hit the woman, her daughter and their dog, who were crossing the street.
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The mother died at the scene, and she was later identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office as 45-year-old Cao Limin of Los Gatos. Limin’s daughter was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, and her dog died in the crash.