The female pedestrian struck by a car on Standiford Avenue on Tuesday afternoon died later of her injuries, police reported.
Terri Churchill, 69, was walking outside a crosswalk to cross Standiford near Tully Road at about 2 p.m., said Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves. One vehicle stopped for her but a second driver failed to see Churchill and struck her, Graves said.
Churchill had lived in Modesto for over 30 years, daughter Beverly Jensen said.
"She was a champion for anyone who was without a voice, disadvantaged or in need, especially the LGBT community," Jensen said.
Churchill was treated at the scene and then taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.
The Hyundai driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with officers.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Officer Brian Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.