Woman killed in hit-and-run crash identified as Le Bonheur nurse, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Monday night was identified as a nurse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, officials said.

Julia Maxwell, who recently celebrated 35 years working at Le Bonheur as a nursing assistant, was identified Tuesday as the pedestrian in the deadly car vs. pedestrian crash at Winchester and Clarke roads in Memphis, officials said.

Police said that the crash was reported Monday evening, adding that the person responsible for the crash fled.

Maxwell died at the scene of the crash, police said.

“Julia was well respected and loved by all who worked with her and we are heartbroken,” Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital President Michael Wiggins said in a statement. “She was an integral part of our Le Bonheur family. For 35 years, she was dedicated to children and serving our community. We grieve for her family’s sudden loss.”

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No arrests have been made in the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.