Community remembers Glens Falls hit-and-run victim

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GLENS FALLS – The sisters were a familiar sight, often wearing matching outfits. They loved to wear pink and hold hands.

"People at Stewart’s, Cumbies, everybody knows them, you know," said Todd Bennett of Queensbury.

One of the sisters, Nina Dever was killed in a hit-and-run on Broad Street near South Western Avenue in Glens Falls early Sunday morning.

Police have not released the driver’s name, while their investigation continues.

"Everybody in this town knows them, knows them by name or knows them by the pink coats they wear," said Emily Carter of Glens Falls. "They really touched the hearts of everybody here."

A neighbor says the sisters don’t have a phone or a car. They walked every day to go to the bank or go shopping.

Emily Carter used to work at the Dollar General on Main Street in Queensbury.

Inside the store, there’s a bin for donations to help feed the sisters’ beloved cats.

"I loved chatting with them," said Carter. "They’d stand at the register back when I used to work here and just talk about their cats, talk about their life, talk about walking. They truly are just wonderful women."

A fundraiser for the surviving sister, Sue Joiner, quickly surpassed its goal– a testament to the sisters and to this caring community.

"The second you saw them, you knew that they were going to bring a smile to your face because they were always smiling," said Carter.

Joiner’s neighbor says she is overwhelmed by the support, and surprised at how many people know her.

MORE: GoFundMe to help with Nina Dever’s funeral