Woman dies after being hit by truck while crossing Central Avenue

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A woman died after being hit by a pickup truck while trying to cross Central Avenue Monday morning.

The collision took place around 10:40 a.m. near Vly Road. Colonie police said the 54-year-old woman had identification on her, but they are still trying to contact family members before releasing her name.

The driver of the truck is not being charged at this time. Police said the light was green when he passed through the intersection.

He stopped right after the accident.

Part of Central Avenue near Vly Road was closed for about two hours. Police do know alcohol and speed were not a factor, but they are still trying to piece together exactly what happened with the help of security camera footage from nearby businesses.

“We do not know at this time whether she was crossing against the signal, but the driver did pull over into the lot right behind us right after the accident,” Colonie Police Lt. Ken Pero said. “So the driver did stay at the scene.”

Traffic was too busy for police to reconstruct the accident on Monday. They plan to continue the reconstruction process from about 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.


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