Car, pedestrian crash kills Catskill woman

Posted at: 06/19/2013 10:59 AM | Updated at: 06/19/2013 2:55 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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CATSKILL – A woman is dead after being hit by a car in Catskill.

The accident happened around 7:30 Wednesday morning, on Cauterskill Road.

Police say two women Patricia Petrianna, 69, and Linda Valenchis, 65, both of McGovern Lane, Athens, were walking on the shoulder of the northbound lane of Cauterskill Road, when they were hit by a car.

Police say Petrianna was pronounced dead on the scene.

The other victim, Linda Valenchis was taken to Albany Medical Center with head and arm injuries..

The driver was 36-year-old Frank Savio of Cornwallville.

Police said the investigation has not revealed indication of drugs or alcohol, but they are still trying to figure out why the vehicle drifted off the roadway.

The investigation is ongoing. 



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