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‘I Feel Like a Part of Me Is Gone’: Family of Man Killed in San Francisco Hit-and-Run Collision Seek Closure

Six months after Rebecca Lee's father walked her down the aisle, the 63-year-old Sun Choi Law was killed near his home in San Francisco's Chinatown by a hit-and-run driver.

Police are still looking for the driver of a white Econoline van they said hit Law as he crossed Powell Street at Broadway Street. The hit-and-run occurred around 6 a.m. on March 11, according to police.

"I feel like a part of me is gone because my dad is gone very suddenly, and I love him so much," Lee said.

Lee said she cannot believe the driver did not stop.

"He still wants that person to be there next to him, hold his hand and say 'Forgive me, it's an accident,'" Lee said.

Since Law was killed a parking space on Powell Street is now a red zone, making it easier for drivers to see people.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin said a pedestrian has been killed every year in the last four years in his district. Peskin adds that more than $8 million of pedestrian safety improvement are coming to San Francisco.

"As a result of the accident, redesigning certain aspects to have larger median strips so people can take refuge it's such a wide street," Peskin said.

Lee is hoping drivers will slow down. As she plans for her father's memorial, Lee is grateful for donations that are pouring in to help pay for it. But Lee said she will not find peace until the driver of that van comes forward.

"Show yourself. Tell us what happened," she said. "Take responsibility for your actions."

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