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left at a busy intersection in the city of alameda after alameda county supervisor wilma chan is hit and killed by a vehicle while walking her dog. i believe that woman will live on and all the lives of people she touched along her journey here. uh and there's so many issues that have benefited from her leadership. tonight friends and colleagues remembering wilma chan as someone who was dedicated to public service, a trailblazer in advocate for children as well as the elderly. good evening, everyone i'm mike mibach in tonight for frank somerville, and i'm julie julie haener. she spent 30 years in public service, including the last 10 as an alameda county supervisor. the crash happened this morning near the intersection of shoreline and grand. in alameda. police say the driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. ktvu jana katsuyama is live now in
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alameda and has the latest on this developing story, janna. julian mike. such a sad day today, wilma chan was taken from here to highland hospital, which is where she passed away. and if you take a look here at the scene where this all happened, people have been bringing little flowers, candles just ways to remember. this very well loved leader. for three decades. alameda county supervisor wilma chan has been a constant voice in bay area politics. her sudden death now leaves family, friends and colleagues at a loss. keith carson, president of the alameda county board of supervisors say they lowered the flag outside the county offices to half staff in such a state of shock because she was. so full of energy and she exuberant id that energy to everybody around her, you know, and she was sensitive and thoughtful and caring. her staff say wilma chan was doing what she loved out for a walk with her dog, maggie wednesday
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morning in alameda, but when she was crossing the intersection of shoreline drive and grand street, chan was hit by a vehicle. police say they found her in the roadway. she was taken to highland hospital with a serious head injury, and her staff say the doctors were not able to revive her. she died around 2 30 in the afternoon. alameda police say the woman driving the vehicle was cooperating with police. a young alameda college student told us his classmate was the driver and said she was in tears. he hopes the city will add a traffic light to make the intersection safer. it's terrible, the sun it's just right in the face, uh, would be great. it would be much help. if there was some lights we need to give our young children and early start friends say chan paved the way as one of the first asian american women elected to the state assembly and other offices. she had secured $100 million in the state budget in order to expand peace school opportunities for toddlers. and then she was also able to get um you know,
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landmark legislation passed to make affordable healthcare. she's been compassionate. she's been relentless on those issues that you really care about, um children, making sure that food was available to everybody smart. funny person who really cared about life. and carson says his heart goes out to chance children darren and jennifer and their two grandchildren. the family is requesting privacy, but say they want to thank first responders and medical staff at highland hospital. carson says that there is a board meeting scheduled for tomorrow. they decided not to cancel it, he says, because they want to continue to do the good work. that chan had been hoping they could do for the community, and it will give them a chance to gather together as they mourn and also celebrate her life. julie she was a trailblazer for so many jana katsuyama in
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