GREENWICH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A section of State Route 29 in Greenwich was closed Thursday night as authorities investigated the death of a pedestrian.
NEWS10 ABC spoke with Coon’s nephew. He spoke about his aunt but did not want to be identified.
“She was a really good aunt and a good mother,” he said. “She had five kids.”
The Sheriff’s Office says it appears the collision with the two pedestrians was unavoidable, but since the first driver’s identity is unknown they are asking them to come forward to give their account of the accident.
He also said there have been other accidents in the area.
“Over the years we’ve had a few incidents about it,” he said. “I know there’s been discussion with DOT with putting a crosswalk.”
The New York State Department of Transportation confirmed a request was made in 2007. A DOT spokesperson said in a statement: “We do not put crosswalks at non-intersection locations. We did add pedestrian warning signs.”
Coon’s nephew is now planning to make another request.
“Things have to happen for things to get done around here,” he said. “And, hopefully, something good can come of this. Is that we can get a crosswalk and some better lighting out there.”