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.