Sally Ann Okuly left the house last weekend for the first time in six months after recovering from a motorcycle accident.
On this first outing, feeling well enough to venture outdoors, the woman from Woodbridge, Va., crossed the street to pick up a newspaper and coffee from the store but was struck by a car and killed on her way, according to WRC-TV.
Sally Ann Okuly survived cancer and a motorcycle accident, but was killed last week when crossing the street. (Image source: WRC-TV)
"One of her favorite things to do was to walk over across that street to the Wawa gas station," her husband, Bill Okuly, told the local news station.
Bill Okuly, Sally Ann's husband, chokes up speaking about her. They were to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary Nov. 25. (Image source: WRC-TV)
Okuly was crossing in a crosswalk and had the right of way with the light. WRC reported the driver, 24-year-old Amanda Styles-Mays, was making a left turn when she hit Okuly on Sunday, Nov. 17 just before 9:30 a.m.
Okuly, a woman who survived cancer earlier in her life, was taken to a local hospital where she died Monday from her injuries.
A memorial now rests at the intersection where Okuly was hit. (Image source: WRC-TV)
Styles-Mays was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and reckless driving.
Watch WRC-TV's report:
Bill and Sally Ann Okuly were set to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary Nov. 25.
"She's the most giving person ever," Bill Okuly told WRC.
The couple were members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle club.