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Family grieves loss of woman struck and killed while walking home from work

Tina Faye Oliver in a 2008 family photo. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC Tina Faye Oliver in a 2008 family photo. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The family of a Birmingham woman is grieving over her sudden death after she was struck and killed by a van on Thursday.

Tina Faye Oliver, 42, was struck and killed by a van while she was walking home from work on Bessemer Road and Terrace R.

Oliver came to Birmingham less than a year ago. She was originally from Panola in Sumter County but she lived with her sister, Barbara Oliver, who described her sister as full of live.

"Loving. She loved kids. She loved life. She was a giving person. She would give a person her very last if they needed it," Oliver said.

On Friday, FOX6 News found a roadside memorial with flowers and balloon at the site where Oliver died. She was walking home from working at McDonalds in Five Points West.

Barbara Oliver says her sister wanted to move up to manager at the restaurant.

"She took pride in her work. She took pride in her nephews. Took pride in her family. Anything she would do she would take pride in," Oliver said.

Jeffrey Stallworth lives across the street from the Olivers.

"She was a good woman. Every day she would walk home from work. When she walked home I asked her when I ride by does she need a ride to the house? She would say I'm alright. I like walking," Stallworth said.

Oliver said the family is still coping with their loss.

"Lots of prayers. Faith, Just resorting to our faith side that God is is on the throne and still able. He don't make mistakes," Oliver said.

The Birmingham Police Department is continuing its investigation to determine why the van driver lost control of his vehicle.

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