- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - An 83-year-old Detroit activist known for her efforts to keep part of the city litter-free has died after being struck by a car while tending flowers on a grassy median.

Barret Kish tells the Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/29miy9O ) that his mother Charlotte Kish died following Sunday’s three-vehicle crash on the city’s east side, a few blocks from her home. Police say one driver fled and is being sought.

Charlotte Kish was a member of the Raging Grannies, an international activist network, and participated in a number of demonstrations. Nancy Goedert, a fellow member of the group, says that Kish was “just a very vital, loving, giving, super person.”

Every year for about three decades, the newspaper says Kish planted flowers on the median. She was a retired Madison Heights librarian.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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