The Nassau police cordone off the scene on Hempstead Turnpike...

The Nassau police cordone off the scene on Hempstead Turnpike at Nassau Boulevard where Clytee Felder-Knight, 83, of Hempstead, was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday. Credit: John Scalesi

An 83-year-old woman struck and killed by a pickup truck Saturday as she walked on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead was a “healthy and vibrant” great-grandmother, her son said Sunday.

Clytee Felder-Knight of Hempstead was crossing Nassau Boulevard about 3:26 p.m. Saturday when a 2016 Dodge Ram driven by a 36-year-old man turning left onto the roadway hit her, Nassau County police said in a news release. Felder-Knight was pronounced dead Saturday evening at a hospital, according to police.

The driver was not injured and remained on the scene, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

Felder-Knight, who lived independently, raised nine children and had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, said her son Antony Felder, who lives in North Carolina.

She moved to New York from Mississippi more than six decades ago, Felder said of his mother, who worked in dry cleaning, home care and other jobs.

“She worked very hard,” he said. “My mother was an outgoing person. She loved being around people. Very caring and a very easy person to talk to and get on with.”

Felder described his mother as “healthy and vibrant” who spent Thanksgiving at his sister Yvette Joseph’s home in Roosevelt.

Joseph on Sunday said her mother was “fun-loving, outgoing and kind to everyone.”

“She loved her kids. She loved her grandchildren,” she said. “She enjoyed herself on Thanksgiving at my house.”

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