Elderly woman feeding the homeless in Sacramento dies in hit-and-run

Sacramento hit-and-run

An 87-year-old woman was killed while feeding homeless community members during a hit-and-run incident in Sacramento on Saturday.

What happened: The victim, identified as Lien Dang, was four to five blocks away from her home to help feed others when she was struck by a vehicle on Lemon Hill Avenue off Stockton Boulevard, according to ABC10.

  • For her to be killed while doing a good deed is heartbreaking,” Dang’s daughter, Angela Chen, told the network. “My mother is a very loving, giving and most caring mother and grandmother to all of us and even people she doesn’t know…like the homeless.”
  • Dang was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities are now trying to identify the driver, KCRA reported.
  • We’re just asking the public to please help, and reach out to Sacramento PD to help expedite the arrest of this person,” Chen said.

A helping hand: Chen has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help her and her family handle the funeral and burial costs. The family has set a $35,000 goal, but they have only raised a little over $7,000 as of this writing.

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  • Lien was a loving and most caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother,” Chen said in the GoFundMe post. “She was a wonderful, giving and kind-hearted person. Everyone who knew her is devastated of the [sic] tragedy.”

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