Police identify woman killed in hit-and-run in Irondequoit
UPDATE (5/31): Irondequoit Police believe the vehicle involved in Sunday's fatal hit-and-run crash is gray with possible damage to the front end and hood.
The investigation into the death of Nancy Lopez-Cruz is ongoing.
Anyone with information on a vehicle matching the description is asked to call 911 and ask for an Irondequoit Police officer.
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHAM) - Irondequoit Police have released the name of the woman killed in a hit-and-run on North Goodman Street in Irondequoit on Sunday.
Police say 35-year-old Nancy Lopez-Cruz of Irondequoit was killed in that hit-and-run.
Police responded to the 1900 block area of North Goodman Street, near Baker Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where a woman was found dead in the road.
13 WHAM's Samantha Miles spoke with her family as they ask for help finding the person whose vehicle struck her in Irondequoit.
Her family is heartbroken as they try to move forward from this traumatic loss.
They say three years ago, they lost their other daughter, Nancy's older sister, in a car accident.
Police believe Lopez-Cruz was trying to cross North Goodman Street around 4:30 Sunday morning.
The victim's brother, Orlando Lopez, says Lopez-Cruz was someone family could always count on. She loved traveling, and taking care of her nieces and nephews.
Lopez says this time of year was tough for her because of the anniversary of her sisters death.
He was worried she was struggling with depression
He says Lopez-Cruz was her mother's primary caretaker. The day she was hit, she was heading to her mother's apartment.
“She was loved by the community. She had a lot of people that loved her. She had a good heart. I mean, she took care of the family ever since she was 12 years old,” said Lopez.
The family is asking for help to find the driver who fled the scene after hitting Lopez- Cruz.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time or has information to please call 911.