Greece PD identify woman fatally struck by officer
The woman struck and killed by a Greece Police Department Investigator has been identified.
Police say 52-year-old Lillian Weyanna was struck on Route 104 at Trimmer Road on Saturday night.
Weyanna is from Alaska. Arrangements are being made to return her to Alaska.
The incident is still under investigation.
A Greece Police officer with nearly two decades of experience has been placed on paid leave after he struck and killed a 52-year-old Parma woman Saturday night.
Greece Police say Det. Kevin Klump, a 17-year law enforcement veteran who has been with the force for eight years, was on duty when he struck the woman, who was walking along West Ridge Road around 9 p.m.
Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the woman was walking in the eastbound lane near Trimmer Road. Klump, driving his unmarked work vehicle, was also heading in that direction.
Lt. Douglas Comanzo with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said, "Preliminary, he was traveling through Parma. We're getting reports he may have been following a suspicious vehicle and may have been heading back to the Town of Greece when the accident occurred."
Klump called for help and started CPR, according to deputies, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not yet been released.
Daryl Maciuska of Hilton travels Ridge Road every day.
"I've taken Trimmer on both sides," Maciuska said. "People aren't going to be looking out for them here because they're not expecting them to be walking along these sides."
Maciuska said he doesn't see a lot of people walking along the busy road.
“When they don't put sidewalks in, I probably wouldn't walk down 104,” he said.
“There is a decent shoulder on the side of the road for individuals to walk, so it is friendly but it is dark,” said Comanzo.
Greece Police Sgt. Jared Rene said Klump will be placed on paid administrative leave "for the next few days while he processes this traumatic incident."
"A tragedy of this magnitude, especially before a holiday, is devastating for the family who lost a loved one and for the first responders who perform their duties at the scenes," Rene said in a press release. "As a Greece Police Department family, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the woman who was killed, Det. Klump and his family and all first responders involved."
The incident is being investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.