A pregnant mother of two was struck and killed by a driver in Staten Island last night as she left work for the evening.
According to the Staten Island Advance, 31-year-old Shannon Lies had just finished her shift waiting tables at Mike's Diner shortly before 11 p.m. when she was struck in the middle of Hylan Boulevard.
"She walked out, said goodbye to me and walked across the street to catch a bus ... and got hit," her co-worker, Peter Salvatore, told the paper.
Lies was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital.
The driver of the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, a 54-year-old woman, remained at the scene, and has not been charged with a crime, according to police.
The Advance reports that Lies, who has two daughters, was pregnant with her first boy. "She loved those kids—her life was home and work," Salvatore said.
Lies was the second pedestrian killed on Staten Island last night.
According to an NYPD release, Steven Turetsky, 61, was struck and killed crossing Bay Street near Hylan Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. by a 73-year-old male driver in a 2008 Honda Fit. Police say that Turetsky was crossing Bay Street "outside of the marked crosswalk." Turetsky was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, and the driver has not been charged with a crime.
A convenience store clerk told the Advance that Turetsky had just purchased a lottery ticket before he was killed.
"He said, 'If I win, I'll give you some,' and he gave me this beautiful smile, went outside ... and the car hit him."