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Adopt-A-Highway volunteer killed in pedestrian accident

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The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department reported that a 70-year old Adopt-A-Highway volunteer was killed in a tragic pedestrian accident while picking up trash along Highway 41 last week.

31-year old Lucia Torres-Bisarraga was traveling southbound on Highway 41 when she drifted out of her lane, into the shoulder, and struck Adopt-A-Highway volunteer Cornelius "Corky" Van Handel.  Bisarraga told police officers that she lost control after a car swerved in front of her, however no witnesses reported seeing another car.   

Torres-Bisarraga is being charged with driving without a license resulting in death and failure to control her vehicle.  

Our utmost sympathies go out to Van Handel's family and friends during this difficult time.