Author killed in Albany hit-and-run
ALBANY – Detectives are investigating the death of a 31-year-old author in Albany. They say Tani Bee was hit by a car that didn’t stop Wednesday evening on Clinton Avenue.
The victim’s mom tells NewsChannel 13 Bee was a security guard at the state Capitol, and was walking home in her uniform when she was hit.
Police are now searching for witnesses and surveillance video from anywhere along Clinton Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bee wrote a novel titled “Caught in the Storm” that was published in 2018. On her Amazon page, she said she was born in Brooklyn, but was now living in upstate New York.
Road conditions and visibility were good at the time. There were many people of all ages out on the street who witnessed the tragedy.
According to police, Bee was crossing Clinton Avenue northbound on foot when a car slammed into her in the middle of the road near North Swan Street. The driver kept going eastbound, down the hill toward the Palace Theatre.
Why the driver didn’t stop remains unclear.
Albany police spokesman Steve Smith calls the incident “very disturbing.”
Hear how he says the investigation is going by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.