Child, 14, dies after being hit by car in Columbia County

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A 14-year-old child is dead, after police say they were hit by a car.

It happened just before 5 a.m. Friday at State Route 9 and County Route 8 in Clermont.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for a time, but has since reopened.

NewsChannel 13 has a call out to state police to find out about the driver.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call New York State Police at (845) 677-7300.