Karen SchmeerKaren Schmeer -- editor of such groundbreaking Errol Morris documentaries as 'Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control' , 'Standard Operating Procedure' and 'The Fog of War' -- was struck and killed by a car over the weekend. She was 39.

The car was driven by David McKee, who allegedly robbed a New York City drugstore of over-the-counter medication, colliding with Schmeer as he sped away. McKee has been charged with second-degree murder.

Schmeer began her work with Morris while a
Boston University anthropology student in the mid-1990s and had worked consistently with him since. Karen SchmeerKaren Schmeer -- editor of such groundbreaking Errol Morris documentaries as 'Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control' , 'Standard Operating Procedure' and 'The Fog of War' -- was struck and killed by a car over the weekend. She was 39.

The car was driven by David McKee, who allegedly robbed a New York City drugstore of over-the-counter medication, colliding with Schmeer as he sped away. McKee has been charged with second-degree murder.

Schmeer began her work with Morris while a
Boston University anthropology student in the mid-1990s and had worked consistently with him since.

Schmeer also collaborated with the late Sydney Pollack on 2005's 'Sketches of Frank Gehry', and won an award at last year's Sundance Film Festival for her editorial work on the Greg Barker documentary 'Sergio,' which told the story of a U.N. negotiator who perished in Iraq following a 2003 terrorist attack. She was at work on a Liz Garbus documentary about the controversial chess phenom Bobby Fischer at the time of her death.

"An extraordinary editor makes possible something that would not have been possible without them," Morris tweeted on Jan. 30. "Karen Schmeer was an extraordinary editor."
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