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Montebello woman killed in hit-run crash

October 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 84-year-old woman walking her dog in Montebello was struck and killed Monday night by a hit-and-run driver in a pickup truck. The truck struck the woman at 6:12 p.m. at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Alfred Place, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, Montebello police Lt. Brian Bart said.

The dog was also killed.

The woman's name was Norma Lambo.

The pickup driver was described as a Latino man, 35 to 40 years old, with straight black hair combed back, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee. He was wearing a white T-shirt or white tank top, Bart said.

The pickup was described as a white Chevrolet Silverado extended cab with two doors, a tinted back window, chrome rims and a chrome front bumper that was apparently damaged in the crash and last seen dragging on the street as the pickup driver kept going, Bart said.

Bart encouraged anyone with information about the pickup driver and the truck to call (323) 887-1313.

Lambo's daughter Jinx Gould described her mother as "the best lady ever."

"She went to church Wednesdays and Sundays and literally fed orphans and helped people," Gould said. "She was a wonderful woman."

Lambo's son Andy Lambo said that every Christmas she and her husband every Christmas "would choose the poorest family and they would give them the gifts they were going to buy each other."

"She was a generous, wonderful woman and I just want justice to be served," he said.

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