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Shirley woman dies of injuries after being hit by car Sunday outside home

Investigators examine the scene where Valerie Fahie, 62,

Investigators examine the scene where Valerie Fahie, 62, was struck by a car in front of 70 Maple Avenue in Shirley on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Photo Credit: James Carbone

The Shirley woman who neighbors said had been mowing her lawn just before she was struck by a car Sunday morning has died of her injuries.

Suffolk County police said Valerie Fahie, 62, died of her injuries Monday night at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue -- the same hospital where the victim's sister said she worked.

Police said Fahie was standing in the street at the edge of her property, near Maple Avenue and Winston Drive, when she was hit by a 2014 Kia driven by Michael Manente, 36, of South Carolina, about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Manente was not injured in the accident, police said.

He was not charged.

Police said the car did not strike Fahie on her lawn and said it was unclear why she had stepped into the street before being struck.

Visiting hours for Fahie will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., as well as Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Roma Funeral Home, Shirley, with burial following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Center Moriches.

With Patricia Kitchen

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