(NEWS10) – There has been a devastating blow to the local Jewish community.
A beloved member of the Congregation Beth Emeth Synagogue in Albany has been killed by an apparent hit and run crash in North Carolina.
In a letter to the Congregation, the synagogue says Micki Groper was hit by a driver while crossing the street.
Groper had just retired with her husband in Florida. Those who knew her say she worked with generations of local children.
Groper and her daughter were on their way back to Florida from Albany.
Police are still searching for the driver who hit her.