Sheriff’s investigators reported Wednesday they have obtained video of a blue sedan that left the scene after fatally injuring a 79-year-old Norwalk woman as she walked home from picking up some last-minute items for a Thanksgiving meal she was planning to host for her family.
Marilyn Haight was struck about 5 p.m. last Wednesday at the intersection of Pioneer Boulevard and Lindale Street and was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The car was described only as a blue sedan — authorities did not provide a make or model year.
According to the sheriff’s department, Haight left a grocery store on Pioneer Boulevard carrying groceries she purchased for a Thanksgiving Day meal.
“Her family would be arriving from out of town the following day, and she wanted to buy last-minute items for the occasion,” according to an LASD statement. “After leaving the grocery store, bags in hand, she began walking eastbound across Pioneer Boulevard near Lindale Street, when a (northbound) driver struck her.”
The stamp on the store receipt indicated she had purchased her items just four minutes before calls started coming into the sheriff’s Norwalk Station about the collision.
“With no means of identifying the woman, and no leads for Norwalk station investigators, she remained unidentified until the woman’s family arrived at her house Thanksgiving Day, unaware of the tragedy that occurred the day prior,” according to the sheriff’s department. “Concerned for their loved one, the family contacted Norwalk Station and the woman was identified.”
The sheriff’s department urged anyone who was in the area of Pioneer Boulevard and Lindale Street around the time of the collision to call (562) 863-8711 to speak with Detective Boyer.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.