Memorial held for ten year anniversary of fatal hit-and-run victim

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Ten years later, a memorial service was held to remember a Rochester woman killed in a hit-and-run.

Bertina Forde was hit and killed on St. Paul Street in 2006. Forde was crossing the street outside her office when it happened.

Vanessa McKinney was convicted of leaving the scene of the accident. She was released from prison four years ago.

“We chose this time of year because it’s been 10 years,” said Evelyn Evans, President Emeritus of the Federation of Social Workers. “We’ve placed the wreaths at the site as a remembrance for her.”

Since her death, red light cameras were put up at this crosswalk. Bertina Forde would have been 36-years-old on Monday.

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