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Two sought in Salem hit-and-run that killed 68-year-old woman

Two sought in Salem hit-and-run that killed 68-year-old woman

SALEM, Ore. – Police in Salem are looking for two people in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman and injured her son Thursday night.

The crash happened at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Lucky Fortune Restaurant at 1401 Lancaster Drive NE, police said.

Tom Cheung, 37, and his 68-year-old mother, Kow Lan Cheung-Lin, were hit by a Ford Focus. The family owns the Lucky Fortune Restaurant.

Kow Lan Cheung-Lin was taken to a Salem hospital where she died from her injuries. Tom Cheung’s injuries were minor, police said.

Police said the car was abandoned not far from the restaurant.

Saturday, police identified the alleged driver as 26-year-old Brandon Paine-Smith of Salem. He’s described as a white man who is 6’ tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has a brown crew cut and blue eyes.

The passenger was identified as 20-year-old Kayla Jo Holden of Salem. She’s described as a white woman who is 5’4’’ tall and weighs 155 pounds. Police said she has shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair was dyed red at the time of the crash.

Paine-Smith has a felony warrant for parole violation and Holden has a felony warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about Paine-Smith or Holden’s location is asked to call 911.

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