Longtime Kroger employee killed in crash while crossing road in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 11:38 AM, May 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-29 21:47:25-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Police Department is investigating after a 63-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing the road Saturday afternoon.

According to police, at about 4:40 p.m., officers were called to the scene of a vehicle-pedestrian crash in the 3300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard.

When they arrived, they learned that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway. The pedestrian, identified as 63-year-old Rose Mary Maier, was declared dead at the scene.

Maier was a longtime Kroger employee, having been with the grocery chain for more than 20 years.

A spokesperson for the company told News 3 in a statement they are "heartbroken by her passing."

The vehicle's driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

The crash's cause is still under investigation.