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Killed while out on first walk since cancer, crash. Photo: NBC.
Killed while out on first walk since cancer, crash. Photo: NBC.

An American woman who survived cancer and a motorcycle crash went on her first walk six months last week only to be fatally struck by a car.

NBC reports that 59-year-old Sally Ann Okuly was hit by a car as she crossed the road to her local deli and service station in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Mrs Okuly had only just felt well enough to leave the house last Sunday and was heading to her favourite shop to buy a newspaper and a coffee.

According to NBC, the mother-of-two was hit by motorist Amanda Styles-Mays, 24, as she walked across a lit zebra crossing. She died from her injuries the following day.

Ms Styles-Mays has been charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and reckless driving, NBC reports.

"One of her favorite things to do was to walk over across that street to the Wawa gas station," husband Bill told NBC.

The couple, who were members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle club, were set to celebrate their 41st anniversary today.


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