Authorities search for hit-and-run driver that killed an Asian grandmother in Oceanside, California

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  • Cecilia Shu, a 68-year-old grandmother, was walking on a sidewalk in Oceanside, California, when a black Honda SUV drove onto the sidewalk and struck her on June 5.
  • The driver then made a U-turn and drove away. Paramedics pronounced Shu dead at the scene.
  • Authorities are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed Shu, who they suspect may live in the area.
  • The suspect’s car is described to be a black 2019-2022 Honda HR-V with damage to its front bumper and grill.

An Asian grandmother was killed by a hit-and-run driver while on a morning walk in Oceanside, California.

Cecilia Shu, 68, was walking on the sidewalk along Benet Road near Leepish Drive when a black Honda SUV drove onto the sidewalk and hit Shu shortly after 8:30 a.m. on June 5. 

The driver then made a U-turn and drove away. Firefighters and paramedics pronounced Shu dead at the scene. 

The hit-and-run incident is under investigation. Authorities are still searching for the driver who killed Shu, who they suspect may live in the area. Police believe that the incident was accidental and speed may have been a factor. 

“Not a forgivable action … Don’t think it was fair that she was taken away from us,” Shu’s daughter told ABC10 News

She described her mother as a “funny, optimistic woman.” She also shared that she had a newborn two weeks ago, and her mother was making plans to see her newest grandchild.

“She didn’t get to meet him,” Shu’s daughter said. “Please call authorities with any information. We need justice for someone who has taken the life of my mom. That person needs to take responsibility and accountability for what they’ve done.” 

The suspect’s car is described to be a black 2019-2022 Honda HR-V with damage to its front bumper and grill. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Traffic Collision Investigator Clint Bussey at (760) 435-4412 or via email at [email protected]

 

Featured Image via ABC 10

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