'Do the right thing': Family of Fremont grandmother killed urges suspected hit-and-run driver to surrender

FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- Fremont police continue to search for a suspected hit-and-run driver who took the life of a 72-year-old grandmother and her dog early Friday night.

Ton Ogi-Robbins is remembering his mom, 72-year-old Suzanne Ogi. She and her dog Molly were killed Friday night by a suspected hit-and-run driver, while walking in a crosswalk on Niles Boulevard.

"She was such a loving person, she will be missed," said Ton Ogi-Robbins

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Witnesses told police the driver described as a white man in his 50's with gray hair and glasses, stopped and got out of his car for a moment.

"The person who hit her got out I heard to take a look and then took off, I hope they're brave enough to turn themselves in and do the right thing, I don't hate them," said Ogi-Robbins.

A small memorial of flowers and a toy dog has been left at the scene. The suspect's car, described only as a silver or grey sedan, likely has front end damage.

"Right now, it's a felony hit-and-run, we'd like the driver to contact us to tell his side of the story," said Fremont Police Sergeant Daniel O'Connell.

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The speed limit on Niles Boulevard is 40 mph but neighbors say cars drive much faster.

"It's a pretty bad stretch of road. Cars fly by quick, people need to slow down," said neighbor George Emmett.

Police say another pedestrian was killed by a car on Niles Boulevard two years ago.

"We've been begging for stop signs," said Ogi-Robbins.

Ton Ogi-Robbins has been asking for safety improvements for years. Next week the Fremont City Council is set to hear a plan on reducing the speed limit and adding a signal light on Niles Boulevard, near the spot where his mom Suzanne lost her life.

"I knew one day, someone would get hit and die. I just didn't think it would be my mom," said Ogi-Robbins.
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