Joan Milazzo, 56, died Aug. 30 near the Del Sur area after being struck by an automobile while hiking with her husband and sister.

Previously an Arcadia resident, Milazzo and her husband had recently moved south to join family living in the area after retiring from a long career at the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

A San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office press released noted that Milazzo was crossing Camino del Sur when a vehicle traveling on the southbound lane at a high rate of speed lost control and skidded into Milazzo as she stepped onto the curb. Milazzo was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with blunt force trauma and later pronounced dead after efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

Charges are reportedly pending against the driver of the car.

Services for Milazzo were Sept. 6 at Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe.