CONCORD, Calif. (KRON) — A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Concord Wednesday night, according to California Highway Patrol. CHP said the woman was standing next to her parked car when she was struck.
CHP was called to Marsh Drive near Aria Drive at about 8:50 p.m. for the report of a crash. Police said the victim was standing next to her parked Dodge Caliber when a vehicle going northbound on Marsh Drive stuck the victim and the car.
The driver did not stop, continuing northbound on Marsh Drive. The location of the crash is near Buchanan Field Airport. The victim was declared dead at the scene.
CHP has yet to identify the suspect or the car that they were driving. Anyone who has information about the suspect or witnessed the crash is asked to call (925) 646-4980.
What We Know About The Victim
For more than three years, an owner of Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord says, to staff, 54-year-old Maricela Villa was considered the bar’s mom. Villa was in charge of the kitchen.
On a nightly basis, the owner says Villa would serve coworkers homecooked meals she brought from her house. On Wednesday just before 9 p.m., that night friends and loved ones confirm she was killed during a deadly hit-and-run collision.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has yet to release her identity, but those who know her are mourning her loss. A family friend says she spent her last day with her grandchildren. Villa is described as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
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They say she is the reason her family is living the American dream. She is survived by her brothers, sisters, husband, two sons and three grandkids.