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Powerball Winner Mavis Wanczyk's Husband Killed In Hit-And-Run

Aug. 24 2017, Updated 7:48 p.m. ET

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Was Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk cursed by the lottery before the mega-millions even reached her?

She may have become the most fortunate woman in America overnight, but she's still grieving the loss of her late husband, William, who died last year in a freak accident.

William Wanczyk, a former Northampton firefighter, was tragically crushed to death by a truck in a hit-and-run while sitting at a bus stop, according to a report by Mass Live.

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The driver was said to be speeding without headlights on when it hit William, 55. The vehicle was found abandoned north of the crash site and heavily damaged.

Up until just a few months ago the identity of the drive was unknown until authorities discovered the man responsible for the death as Peter Sheremeta, 20.

He was arraigned on charges including motor vehicle homicide, manslaughter while operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a crash that caused a death.

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