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She was killed on her morning walk. Has the hit-and-run driver ever been found?

Photos of Donna “Breezy” Zurfluh are pinned to the wall behind the register at Perko’s Farm Fresh cafe in Antelope. Before her death, Zurfluh regularly had breakfast at Perko’s following her marathon early morning walks.
Photos of Donna “Breezy” Zurfluh are pinned to the wall behind the register at Perko’s Farm Fresh cafe in Antelope. Before her death, Zurfluh regularly had breakfast at Perko’s following her marathon early morning walks. lsterling@sacbee.com

Q: Last June, a woman named Donna Zurfluh was killed in a hit-and-run accident as she walked along a road in the early hours of the morning. Has the driver been tracked down? If not, what has the investigation led up to so far?

B.James, Sacramento

A: Officer Chad Hertzell, California Highway Patrol spokesman, said CHP investigators believe they have found the suspected driver in the June 18, 2016, hit-and-run incident that killed 65-year-old Donna Zurfluh and have submitted a report to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

No arrest has been made as the CHP is waiting for the District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to go forward with charges and prosecute the case, Hertzell said.

Zurfluh, an Elverta resident, was walking east on the south side of Elverta Road near Gibson Ranch between 2 and 6 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle traveling in the same direction, according to the CHP. A passerby found her in a ditch about 6:30 a.m.

Her husband said she woke up each day at 1:30 a.m. to walk four or five hours, logging 125 miles per week, according to a story in The Sacramento Bee.

Zurfluh had worked more than 20 years as an instructor for Short Center North, an arts program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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