Brian McGurk, 40, appeared in court Wednesday. He’s charged in the hit-and-run death of Clara AlmazoREAD MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
The 57-year-old was hit while she was walking home from Mount Carmel Church with her 8-year-old grandson. Almazo pushed her grandson out of the way just before being hit. The boy suffered a broken leg.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
Police said McGurk initially took off, but later turned himself in.
Almazo is survived by 10 children, 10 grandchildren and her husband, who was in Mexico visiting his sick parents when she was killed.MORE NEWS: Paterson Youth Football Team Gets $10,000 Gift From New York Giants, Dunkin' Donuts
McGurk has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He’s due back in court on June 14.