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Police release photo of truck used in deadly Logan Heights hit-and-run

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 20:26:31-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police Thursday released a picture of the vehicle used in a deadly hit-and-run in Logan Heights last week.

52-year-old Maria Estrada Romero was hit while walking near Cesar Chavez Parkway on her way to a bus stop on November 15. Two days later, she died at the hospital.

Police say the driver didn’t call 911, or stop to render aid to Romero.

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The vehicle used in the hit-and-run is described as a 1997 to 2004 white Ford F-150 truck with stock wheels.

10News spoke with family members about the crash Wednesday. Romero was a mother of five and grandmother of five.

"Always really happy, an outgoing person," said Brianda Ramos.

The family says they rushed to the hospital after learning Romero was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

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"The driver never got out of the truck. Basically left her right there," said Ramos.

Family members say Romero had become famous in the area for selling tamales at parks and schools in Southcrest and Bay Terraces.

Police say the truck had a tinted back window and a white California sticker. Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.

A Gofundme campaign has been set up to help the family with expenses.