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Suspected driver in deadly hit-and-run refuses to surrender

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police say they've made contact with the driver who fatally struck a woman crossing a street in the Bay Ho neighborhood, then ditched the car nearby.

The woman was identified as 60-year-old Maria Salgado. 

Authorities were in the process of obtaining a warrant Friday morning. Officers say someone told the driver to give herself up to authorities, but she refused.

CBS News 8 tracked down the owner the vehicle. A person who answered the door said they had no comment.  

Officers say Salgado was crossing the street when she was hit by a speeding Ford Fusion. Paramedics attempted CPR, but she didn't make it. 

The woman died at the scene around 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the 4300 block of Clairemont Drive. 

"I still can't imagine she's dead. I just talked to her yesterday. She was always there for me," said Maria's son, Ramon Salgado. 

Moments later, about a mile away, a witness told police that a female driver parked a car with front-end and windshield damage at the 3800 block of Chippewa court and started running. 

"He said some lady came out in the dark clutching a purse, then she walked down Chippewa, one witness said.

Police say they have talked to the suspected driver- but the case is still under investigation.

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