A North Carolina woman who went viral for going on a racist rant is dead after being struck by a fire department truck.
According to the Asheville Citizen Times, on July 13th, Rachel Dawn Ruit suffered fatal injuries after being struck by the Asheville Fire Department vehicle.
The next day, Asheville Police Department spokeswoman Christina Hallingse confirmed that she had passed away.
Ruit previously made headlines with her racist video rant and attack on a Black teenager and a woman in a hijab. (I can’t even quote even part of what she’s saying, it’s so nasty and offensive…)
Wednesday Asheville Fire Department officials issued a statement offering condolences to Ruit’s family on behalf of the city for
“injuries she sustained as a pedestrian struck July 13 by an Asheville Fire Department vehicle.”
City Manager Debra Campbell said in the statement,
“This is a tragedy for all involved. Chief Burnette and I reached out to Ms. Ruit’s family to share our deepest sympathies. We also extend our condolences for all those who knew her.”
Sad? Maybe a little. A tragedy? Not sure I agree…
After this video was recorded, this violent, racist pedophile pulled out a knife and chased a #Latinx child with it. @AshevillePolice were called at least 6 times, but never responded… @asheville @wlos #Asheville #blm pic.twitter.com/yUyIANis4l— Nahlah Karimah (@NahlahKarimah) July 2, 2020
(via The Grio)