Chesapeake woman hit, killed near Norfolk’s Greek Festival


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A woman died Saturday after being hit by a Toyota Rav4 on Granby Street.

The woman was identified as 57-year-old Lisa Roemer, of Chesapeake. Police say Roemer was attempting to cross the 7100 block of Granby Street in the crosswalk around 8:45 p.m. when she was hit.

Family members tell 10 On Your Side’s Deanna Bettineschi Roemer was leaving festival at the time.

According to a tweet from Norfolk Police, Roemer was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Roemer’s family issued the following statement on Monday:

Lisa was a special kind of person who was loved by many.  She always put others before doing anything for herself.  One of her greatest accomplishments in life was her family.  Her best memories were made while being surrounded by her grandchildren, especially at  Christmas time where she always put up a round 25 themed Christmas trees throughout her home (seriously lol).  Lisa was recently widowed and the family takes comfort in knowing that she is reunited  in heaven with her  high school sweet heart and  husband, John. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support this community has shown.”

10 On Your Side is working to learn whether the driver is facing any charges. Police are saying that the driver and a passenger of the vehicle remained on scene.

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