NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was struck and killed by a van Wednesday evening while crossing the street just steps from her home in the Fordham section of the Bronx.
Ghana Galley had just landed a job as a housekeeper and was heading home to tell her family the good news when she was struck at the corner of West 190th Street and University Avenue just before 6 p.m.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains Hospitalized After Harlem Shooting; Sources Say Suspect Had Multiple Guns Hidden Under Mattress
1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports
“She didn’t get a chance to share her happiness,” Galley’s cousin, Sook Tuh Mong, told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports.READ MORE: 'I'm Very Cautious:' Harlem Community Responds To Adams' Plan To Restore Anti-Crime Unit
Police said the 24-year-old immigrant from Bhutan had the light and was in the crosswalk when the 45-year-old driver of the van turned left onto University Avenue, hitting the victim.
Galley was rushed to St. Barnabus Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the driver remained at the scene but was issued summonses for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk with a signal and failure to exercise due care.MORE NEWS: Scrap Metal Fire At Port Newark Sends Heavy Smoke Into Surrounding Neighborhoods
The driver’s identity has not been released by police.