"If you know her, most likely, she had a nickname for you," wrote a family member remembering the loving grandmother.
Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of sexual assault that some readers may find distressing.
An 85-year-old woman was trying to cross the street when she was hit by a cement truck. She has been identified by her loved ones as Pla Khang and was a loved community member and grandmother, as per CW affiliate KTLA. She was hit by the truck at 8.43 a.m. on May 1. Khang's daughter, Pang Yang, told PEOPLE that she walked every day, crossed the street, and rode a bus. She was lovely and everyone around knew her.
'Loving' and 'Selfless' Grandmother, 85, Dies After Being Struck by Cement Truck in California https://t.co/8VnAjRE9M5— People (@people) May 4, 2023
The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reported a traffic collision, where a commercial truck struck a pedestrian on 6th Street and Highland Springs Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene of the accident, they found an 85-year-old female injured on the road. Upon reaching the area, CalFire declared the woman deceased at the scene. In order for the traffic investigators to investigate the scene, the roadway was closed for several hours.
"Every morning I miss her too much." A Riverside County family is grieving after their beloved grandmother was killed in a fatal collision in Beaumont on Monday. https://t.co/5YFZT4PJYU— KTLA (@KTLA) May 4, 2023
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the law enforcement. Drugs and alcohol did not contribute to the crash, as per the investigation. Khang's grandson, Che Yang, remembered his "loving grandmother" in the message shared for her GoFundMe campaign to help take care of her funeral expenses.
She was described by her family and close ones as a kind individual who always helped those around her. She also loved gardening, cooking, and the outdoors, Yang wrote. She added, "If you know her, most likely, she had a nickname for you." She loved her daily walks regardless of her age; she would rather walk than be driven around in a Ferrari, her family added. "She was always so full of light and joy. We will never forget how warm she made all of us feel." The family feels heartbroken to have lost such a beautiful soul and a family member but knows she's now in a better place.
Another doting grandmother was found dead along a bike trail after disappearing. The 76-year-old Oil City woman's remains were found along a bike trail near the Allegheny River, as per PEOPLE. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, her two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
"She lived in her West First Street home for 46 years, and rarely missed a day going outside for a walk," her obituary said. The obituary also mentioned that she died while walking near her home. It further added, "She enjoyed playing bridge with the ladies at the Belle Lettres Club, living a healthy lifestyle, and walking outdoors." She was a doting grandmother who "loved spending time with her grandchildren" as her family always came first for her.
Oil City Firefighters IAFF Local #700 wrote on Facebook. "Finally, please keep the family of Marcy Nellis in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
A suspect was arrested in connection to her murder. A convicted sex offender, David Allen Bosley, 59, was arrested on April 6, and charged with homicide, rape by forcible compulsion, aggravated indecent assault, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse, according to a press release from the Venango County District Attorney's Office. An autopsy conducted later revealed that she died from asphyxiation due to manual strangulation and was sexually assaulted. Bosley became an "immediate person of interest," after evidence including a rape kit, allegedly linked him to the crime.
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