Rachel Ruit has died, according to a statement posted online on July. 14, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Robyn Joyner wrote
I really don’t understand how she was still allowed on the streets. She obviously needed help and was a danger to others as well as herself. This story is just so sad. I am so sorry for the AFD driver, I hope you are ok.
Camille M. Amico-Martyn wrote
Sad that she wasn’t committed months ago. There were plenty of opportunities to assist her when she was running out into Patton Ave traffic. Why didn’t anyone call to get her help then?
Gretta Michellé wrote
How do we know the system failed her? How do we know that she refused treatment or refused to take her meds, or follow up on medical appointments? We don’t and we need to stop assuming. Say a prayer for her soul and her family … and let her be at rest.
Karyn Kelly-Hull wrote
If we took some of the money we spend on a militant police force and aimed that at services to help the mentally ill, we could have helped her. Instead, arrest/release, arrest/release, etc. with no attention spent on what she needed.
Niki Lance wrote
Pretty sure this was the same woman who, a couple weeks ago, was walking across Patton Ave causing people to have to stop, cussing them and banging on the cars hoods.
Betty Franklin wrote
I saw a video of her screaming at people, she looked like she was under the influence of Something, i do not know that for sure, but appeared that way to me,, it was horrible at the things she said,, But i am Really Sorry this accident happened to her.
Sarah Howard Hudson wrote
Shame on all the people with negative comments . I know this lady’s family and they are really good people and I’m sure they are hurting . No matter what she might have done , she has a mother , grandparents , kids ,siblings , cousins ,aunts and uncles who I’m sure are devastated. Y’all need help.
Jeffery McDonald wrote
Maybe the system failed her or maybe she was just a bad person – either way it’s sad for this to happen to a person. We can’t condone her behavior, but unless we are perfect ourselves then we can’t say that the deserved to die.
Linda Hembree wrote
This was a human being, she may not have been perfect, but who is? I saw her the other day she was at Goodwill bus stop and going out into traffic. I pray none of you who say Karma ever end up like this woman. Some people have no empathy for others and it shows. I pray for her family as they lay her to rest. It doesn’t matter if she was a druggie or homeless or if she was mental She was a human being with feelings. Rest in Peace.
Page N Shannon Kisselburg wrote
It was obvious she needed help, which doesn’t justify racist comments. BUT she was human like us all, sin is sin equally and we will all answer one day. “Karma” and death shouldn’t be wished upon anybody regardless.
Adam Hawkins wrote
This woman conducted herself in the most vile manner. There are multiple videos of her disgusting behavior, even towards a child. I don’t wish death or harm on anyone but I also don’t understand why it’s automatically presumed that she was mentally ill, as if she couldn’t help it.
Do I know that she wasn’t? No. However, there are also just evil, horrible people on this earth. Was it an accident or on purpose? I don’t know and will not speculate. I will say that she was not a decent human being. If you have any grievances with my comments then so be it. I do feel bad for those who cared for her.