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Mother Of 8 Killed In Anaheim Hit And Run Just Blocks Away From Her Home

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An Anaheim mother of eight was killed in another fatal hit and run in Orange County this weekend.

Daniella Palacios was riding her bicycle across North Magnolia Avenue near the intersection with West La Palma Avenue in Anaheim on Saturday night when the crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. One of her nieces found the 44-year old woman on the street just a few blocks away from her home, according to ABC 7. Palacios later died at the hospital around 1 a.m., Sunday morning.

Lieutenant Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department told City News Service that the only information they have on the suspect vehicle was that it was a white pickup truck.

Family members have asked the driver to come forward. Palacios' niece Anna Pacheco said to the driver-at-large on ABC 7, "You killed my aunt. You have to come and turn yourself in. If you were drunk, if you didn't have a license, it doesn't justify you hitting somebody and leaving the scene."

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This is the second fatal hit and run to occur in Orange County this weekend. On Halloween night, three teenaged girls were killed in Santa Ana.

There were no surveillance cameras near the scene of the crash, so the Anaheim PD are asking the public for help. Tips can be left with the Anaheim Police Department at (714) 765-1991 or anonymously with Orange County Crimestoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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