Suspect identified for deadly San Jose hit-and-run

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San Jose police identify the driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run as a 27-year-old Santa Clara woman. 

According to San Jose Police Department, Silvia Solorio was driving a Honda sedan on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose when she hit a mother, her teenage daughter, and their dog. 

The incident happened around 6:50 p.m. Sunday. The driver immediately fled, and the mother and dog died at the scene. 

The victim was Cao Limin, 45. 

Limin’s daughter suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital. 

Detectives found Solorio’s vehicle abandoned outside city limits. Surveillance video also showed the sedan plowing through Blossom Hill Road and Leigh Avenue. 

Solorio was arrested at her home in Santa Clara and was booked into jail, facing charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.

As of Tuesday, Santa Clara County jail inmate records show Solorio remained behind bars in place of $111,000 bail. 

Her first court appearance is scheduled for noon Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the Blossom Hill Road collision investigation is urged to contact Detective Bowen of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 4461@sanjoseca.gov or 408-277-4654.


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