SATURDAY, APRIL 28: Police in Alabama have opened a homicide case against the driver who knocked down Bermudian educator Alma Foggo York, according to US media.
Ms York, 74, was killed when she was struck by a car as walked across Puluski Pike in Huntsville, Alabama in February.
On Thursday Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris told the Huntsville City Council that police had opened a 'criminally negligent homicide' case against the driver who hit Ms York, the website al.com reported.
The website report stated: "Morris told the council Thursday night HPD gave its evidence against the driver in the accident, who has yet to be named, to the Madison County District Attorney's office.
"He said the DA's office plans to present the case to the grand jury.
"Morris declined to give any more details of the case this morning.
"The driver stopped at the scene of the accident and gave details to the police. At the time, no charges were brought against the driver."
Mrs York was a Huntsville resident but was born and raised in Bermuda.
Known by many as Dean York,she was a mother figure to many Bermudian students who attended Oakwood College in Huntsville and Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
The al.com website stated: "York was professor at Oakwood University from 1982 through 1997 and had worked with officials all over the world.
"She was also a prominent figure and pioneer in The Seventh Day Adventist Church."