TUPELO – Police are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a vehicle while walking in the near Lakeshire and Allyson Drives this morning.
Elizabeth “Betty” Montgomery, 64, died around 9:45 a.m. at the North Mississippi Medical Center from multiple injuries sustained when she was hit by a vehicle earlier in the morning.
Tupelo Police Capt. Rusty Haynes said the accident happened at approximately 5:40 a.m. The investigation is ongoing. More details will be released as they are available.
The driver of the vehicle is currently in custody of Tupelo Police.
Haynes said the suspect will most likely be charged Friday morning and his name will be released at that time.
Montgomery served as an educator in the Tupelo Public School district and then at Itawamba Community College for almost 20 years before retiring in December of 2010.
She was also active in her service to St. James Catholic Church.
Friends and co-workers remember Montgomery as a down-to-earth woman of great intellect and a drive to learn.
“She definitely was a scholar and had a contagious laughter,” said Ken Bishop, Montgomery’s former coworker communications division chair at ICC. “You knew she was present before you saw her in a room. She was just a down-to-earth good friend.”