Friend of woman who died in Rumpke truck crash: ‘The world needs more Beverlys’

Beverly Ann Street. CONTRIBUTED
Beverly Ann Street. CONTRIBUTED

A Butler County woman who died Wednesday in a crash is being remembered for the way she treated customers at Family Dollar.

Beverly Ann Street, 50, of College Corner, died at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital following a crash that saw the vehicle she was driving rear-end a Rumpke garbage truck. She died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

The crash occurred at 7:45 a.m. in the 6700 block of Stillwell Beckett Road.

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Street’s family has not set any funeral arrangements, and her body remains at the coroner’s office, officials said.

One regular customer at the Family Dollar, 4106 Pleasant Ave. in Hamilton, said she remembers seeing Street on Tuesday, one day before she was killed. Connie Roark, of Hamilton, said Street possessed a “huge personality with an infectious laugh” that was enjoyed by all customers.

“She greeted everyone with a smile,” Roark said. “She was friendly; always upbeat and never in a bad mood. She laughed all the time.”

Now that Street has died, Roark said she has no reason to shop at the store.

“It’s upsetting that a person like her is gone from this world,” Roark said. “The world needs more Beverlys.”

On Wednesday, Street posted on her Facebook page: “You were created to make somebody else’s life better. Somebody needs what you have — your smile, your love, your words and your encouragement.”

Roark said she has heard Street talk about her daughter and grandson.

Her Facebook page said she was single, was from Springfield and attended Cedarville High School.