A woman has died after being hit by a car on Quinnipiac Street in Wallingford, police confirm.
The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Monday on Quinnipiac Street at the intersection of North Cherry Street.
Wallingford police said that the victim, identified as Mary Stabile, 66, was crossing the street when she was hit by a male driver in a sedan. The victim was not in a crosswalk at the time, police said.
Stabile was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Friends said Stabile was headed to the Renaissance Club, a sobriety community that holds daily meetings. Those who knew Stabile said the place was a big part of her life and she meant a lot to the community.
"She had 36 years-sober. 36 years she had. She was an inspiration," said Skip Cody of Wallingford.
Cody described Stabile as like family and said that she was a big part of helping him get sober.
"She always had a smile every morning. She’d walk around, she’d fist bump everybody and always had something nice to smile - a big old smile," Cody said.
Cody said he was running late to this morning's meeting and did not see the crash happen. He said while the news is hard to take, he will try to hold on to the good memories he has of Stabile.
"She struck a very good part of me...helped me out quite a bit."
The driver of the sedan is cooperating with the investigation, police said. While the investigation is ongoing, police said it did not appear that speed was an issue and the driver was in his proper lane.
Police said they are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in this crash. No charges have been filed.
Quinnipiac Street was closed near North Cherry Street and the train station but has since reopened.