Marcher struck, killed at Wednesday evening’s Scotia-Glenville Memorial Day Parade

Scotia and state police investigate a fatal accident in Scotia
Scotia and state police investigate a fatal accident in Scotia

SCOTIA – A 69-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night as she waited to march in the Scotia-Glenville Memorial Day Parade, police said.

The crash happened as the woman stood waiting with other people from the Glenville Senior Center in the roadway for their turn to enter the parade route, police said. Several other groups also staged at the time on Hawk Street.

A Glenville Senior Center van, driven by a 75-year-old man who was not immediately identified by police, was following the marchers when it “moved forward quickly,” police said in a release.

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The van then struck the victim, pushing her into the rear of an assisted living facility bus ahead of them, pinning her, police said.

Several people in the area ran to her aid and she was separated from the vehicles. A nurse and members of the Thomas Corners Fire Department nearby responded, treated her and performed CPR until Scotia Fire Department paramedics arrived, police said.

She was taken to Ellis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The accident happened at about 7 p.m.

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