Pedestrian struck and killed by tractor-trailer on NYS Thruway identified

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer and a pedestrian on I-90 near exit 25 early Saturday.

Police say a 2003 Nissan Altima was parked on the right shoulder for an unknown vehicle. A passenger identified as Mariah Surgick, 18, of Schenectady, exited the car and tried to cross the Thruway.

As Surgick walked southbound down the road, police say she was struck by a passing tractor-trailer traveling westbound in the center lane.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the vehicle was headed westbound toward Schenectady. The driver’s identity has not been released.

The crash is still under investigation.

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