Family of Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Speaks Out

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ELVERTA -- New information is coming out in the hit-and-run that took the life of an Elverta great-grandmother one month before her 66th birthday.

Police now believe a maroon, early 90s model Ford Bronco, F250 or F350 hit and killed Donna Zurfluh.

Early Saturday morning, Zurfluh was walking east on Elverta road, just east of Palladay, when an unidentified driver hit her.

Zurfluh's family says she was an avid walker, who would log about 125 miles a week. She began her walks at about 1:30 in the morning and would go until about 6 a.m.

While the stretch of road she was walking did not have a pedestrian path, and would have been dark when she was killed, Zurfluh's family said she always wore a bright, reflective vest and walked while shining a flashlight.

Zurfluh was a teacher for adults with special needs and ran a recovery program for people struggling with substance abuse.

Her loved ones tell FOX40 it's gut wrenching to think of her dying alone in a ditch and ask anyone with information to come forward.

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