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Police seek Stanton hit-and-run driver

October 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A woman was struck and critically injured by a truck Tuesday in Stanton. The driver fled the scene. The woman's family and investigators are determined to find the driver.Detectives say the suspect hit Jing Huynh, 48, at the intersection of Magnolia and Pacific avenues in Stanton at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday. They say after hitting the victim the suspect stopped but then left the scene.

Huynh was critically injured. While the mother of two fights for her life, her family wants an answer. The victim's daughter, Ying Hyunh, pleaded for the suspect to surrender and face justice.

"I want him to admit what he did, to bring justice to my mom," said Ying Huynh. "I just want to say, may god forgive you."

Detectives have limited information about the suspect. The vehicle is reportedly a late model full-size pickup truck with a work rack on the cab. They believe the hit-and-run driver is a man.

"She stepped just outside the crosswalk. When she got to about here, the suspect turned a left from Pacific Avenue, struck the victim," said Jim Amormino, Orange County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman. "The victim was dragged approximately 12 feet. Suspect continued driving."

Family members say Huynh was walking home when she was struck.

Her children say she is the rock in their family, but now they need to be her rock.

"My mother, she's really understanding. She's like my best friend. So she is the most important person in our life," said daughter Ying. "The doctor told me that she might not be able to survive and she had no medical insurance. She's in a really horrible situation."

Detectives say given that the hit-and-run collision happened in daylight, there should be witnesses out there who can help catch the suspect.

If you have information on this case, please call Orange County detectives at (866) TIP-OCSD (866-847-6273).


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