Teenage victim identified in fatal Cohoes accident

June 17, 2016 01:18 PM

COHOES- A 16-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a car Thursday evening.

The victim, Brittany Knight, was struck at the corner of Route 787 and Bridge Ave. in Cohoes around 6:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene, just a few blocks from her home.

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The driver of the car that hit her has been identified as William Lamb of Cohoes.

Knight was a sophomore at Cohoes High School. Counseling and support for students and staff is available beginning Friday in the high school auditorium. 

"A tragedy like this is incredibly difficult to comprehend and will be felt throughout our entire school community," the Cohoes School District wrote on its Facebook page.


WNYT Staff

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