Pedestrian Struck, Killed Attempting to Cross Route 9
A 30-year old woman was killed after attempting to cross State Route 9 in Wappingers.
The state police are currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on State Route 9, near Old Hopewell Road in Wappingers.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, state police on patrol responded to an accident involving a car striking a pedestrian.
An initial investigation suggests Graciela N. Gonzalez, age 30, of Wappinger attempted to cross Route 9 from the west shoulder in an easterly direction, according to state police.
The driver of a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta traveling southbound on Route 9 through a green light signal at the intersection with Old Hopewell Road didn't see Gonzalez and struck her.
Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. There are no criminal charges at this time.
The investigation remains on-going, and any witnesses are asked to please contact the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300. Refer to case # 8446484.