A safety guard recognized for greeting individuals at a Lengthy Seashore housing complicated with a form smile and wave was struck and killed Saturday when a hit-and-run driver crashed into his guard shack.
Residents, lots of whom knew the guard nicely, mentioned the guard was in his guard shack when he was struck by an SUV. Particulars in regards to the crash weren’t instantly out there.
The guard all the time had a pleasant smile and greeting, grieving residents mentioned.
“He was good individuals,” mentioned a resident. “Everyone right here preferred him. Everyone knew him. He would brighten up your day. He had a real, real smile.”
The guard labored at Century Villages housing for a number of years. The complicated within the 2000 block of River Avenue supplies short-term and everlasting housing for individuals in disaster and veterans.
The guard was not recognized by authorities.
“Each time I’d come over right here, he’d wave and smile,” one girl mentioned. “He was good to everyone.”
The guard shack was destroyed within the crash. The driving force apparently ran from the scene, authorities mentioned.
“I heard the crash, I heard the sound, however I believed was a practice,” one witness mentioned. “It seemed like a small twister.”
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