A woman who died Friday after being hit by a car as she walked to her 50th high school reunion has been identified as Cheryl Perkins.
Perkins, 68, attended a pre-party with several former Wilson High School classmates at a tavern in the 6400 block of Sixth Avenue.
While crossing the street about 8:30 p.m., a car traveling west on Sixth Avenue struck Perkins. There is no crosswalk in that area.
“She thought it was clear and started walking across the roadway,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said Monday.
Perkins was taken to a hospital, where she died that night.
The driver was not cited or arrested. Police said she didn’t see Perkins until it was too late.
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