Woman killed crossing the street one day before 74th birthday

Posted at 3:35 PM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 07:23:02-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Police have identified the women killed after being struck by a vehicle in the city’s south side Sunday. Officers were called to the

Nancy Ferris

Nancy Ferris

intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Hathaway Road for a report of a woman who had been struck by a vehicle. at approximately 7:40 a.m., Sunday, November 22, police said.

Nancy Ferris, 73, of Richmond, was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries later that afternoon. Investigators determined Ferris was

walking in the crosswalk at the entrance to the Granite Hill shopping center when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Montrel Ross, 26. Ross was turning into the shopping center when his vehicle struck Ferris. Ross has been charged with reckless driving. Other charges are expected as investigators consult with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

“She was a great lady who died a tragic, but preventable death,” a relative said. “Her birthday was yesterday [November 23]. She had a number of grandchildren and was expecting a great grandchild.”

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Warren Andorfer at 804-646-1042 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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