By Chase Purdy & Tony Gonzalez|
The News Virginian
An immigrant and mother of six was killed Tuesday when her son crashed a forklift into a wall, causing it to collapse on her at a Waynesboro waffle cone plant, police and a relative said.
Rosa Hernandez, 37, was working alongside her 22-year-old son when the machine struck the wall at Matt’s Supreme Cones at 1300 Hopeman Parkway in Waynesboro, according to police and a relative who spoke through an interpreter.
The forklift “caught the upper wall and then it just tore it down,” said Waynesboro police Sgt. Kelly Walker.
Her son, still devastated from the accident, mourned with his family Tuesday evening, said the woman’s brother, Adan Hernandez.
Elida Mendoza-Morales, 41, said she was saddened by the unbelievable news of her longtime friend’s death. She was sad for the woman’s children.
Hernandez always wanted the best for her family, Mendoza-Morales said. The women lived near each other and Mendoza-Morales had helped Hernandez with translations.
Friends agreed that Hernandez worked hard for her family.
“Una buena mujer,” Mendoza-Morales said. A good woman.
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