Suspect in custody for deadly San Jose hit-and-run

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The suspected driver in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a mother in San Jose is now in the custody. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, the suspect’s vehicle was found outside 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, 7 p.m. when a mother walking with her daughter and dog. Police said a 2000 Honda sedan was traveling west on Blossom Hill Road when it hit the woman, her daughter, and their dog, who were crossing the street. 

The mother, identified as Cao Limin, 45, died at the scene. Limin’s daughter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, and her dog also died in the crash. 


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