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Janet Young Obituary, Death; Grandmother fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Southern California

Janet Young Obituary, Death; – A somber vigil took place on Sunday to remember a mother and grandmother who tragically lost their lives in a hit-and-run incident in Bell Gardens last week. The incident occurred on April 4th, just before 8 p.m., at the intersection of Chalet Drive and Gage Avenue in the 6800 block.

According to the initial investigation conducted by the Bell Gardens Police Department, it is believed that a dark-colored sedan traveling eastbound on Gage Avenue struck the victim, identified as Janet Young by her family, as she was crossing the road in a marked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene, continuing eastbound on Gage Avenue.

Upon receiving the report, both the police and medical personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department promptly responded to the incident. They found the victim unresponsive and, unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Janet Young, who had six children and six grandchildren, had been a long-time resident of the Bell Gardens area. Her family and friends are devastated by the loss and are mourning her passing. During the vigil, many expressed their desire to share the story of what an incredible woman she was.

In addition to grieving, they are also hoping that someone with information will come forward to assist the police in locating the driver responsible for her death. Despite the tragedy, Janet Young’s son, Jason Young, expressed his willingness to forgive the driver, believing it is what his mother would have wanted.

A close family friend, Nathan Saulsberry, described the incident as heartbreaking, and everyone who knew Young deeply misses her. Her niece, Lorraine Kilpatrick, emphasized that it wasn’t just her immediate family who adored her, but everyone who knew her considered her like a mother and grandmother. She was known for her generosity and willingness to help others in need. As of now, no description of the suspect has been released. The Bell Gardens Police Department’s Collision Response Team has taken over the investigation.

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