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Police identify woman killed when vehicle backed into her in Tops parking lot

The woman who died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday night in the Tops Markets parking lot in East Aurora has been identified.

Wendy L. Bus, 48, of Colden, was pushing a shopping cart to her vehicle just a few feet from a store entrance when she was hit.

Bus owned a computer-assisted design business, WB CAD Consulting, which she started in 1999, according to the company's website. She had a degree in industrial technology from Erie Community College, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She also was a devout Jehovah's Witness who was well known in congregations across the region.

This past school year, the entire Bus family got involved with a school project of daughter, Sophia, who was a seventh-grader at Springville Middle School. The project involved helping refugees, Wendy Bus told the Springville Times.

"Our family regularly works in a volunteer ministry, but this was an amazing experience for all of us," she told the newspaper in May.

Bus was struck just before 10 p.m. by a vehicle East Aurora police said was driving in reverse.

Her son, Auston, who works at the supermarket, was with her at the time she was hit.

An 18-year-old man, whose name has not been released by police, was driving the vehicle that hit Bus, according to police. Police have said they don't believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. Authorities are continuing to investigate and have not said whether they expect any charges to be filed.

In addition to her children, Bus is survived by her husband Mark; parents James and Margaret Myers; sisters Jessica Oakley, Michele Kolupski and Vanessa Brocious; and brother Eric.

A memorial service is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at Michael's Catering & Banquets, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg.

Woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Tops parking lot

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