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San Jose: 77-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run



A 77-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run near Vistapark and Copperfield drives in San Jose on Thursday, police said.
SAN JOSE — A 77-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run in South San Jose on Thursday night, police said.
The victim was walking across Vistapark Drive, near Copperfield Drive, about 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a dark blue minivan or SUV traveling southbound, said San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia.
The driver did not stop, Garcia said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, Garcia said.
Police have not identified or arrested a suspect in the case.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will release the woman’s name after her identity has been confirmed and next of kin notified, Garcia said.
The death marked the city’s 35th traffic fatality of the year. San Jose had recorded 33 traffic deaths at the same point in 2017.
Anyone with information about the collision can contact Detective Brian McMahon at 408-277-4654.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or svcrimestoppers.org . Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
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