Geneseo teen killed in pedestrian accident

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old has been struck and killed by a vehicle as she was running along a road during cross-country practice in Western New York.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says the teen was running with a friend on Route 39 just outside the village of Geneseo when she was hit by a vehicle late Thursday afternoon. The friend wasn't injured.

The Sheriff's Office has identified the driver of the vehicle as Holly Mullen, 51 of Geneseo. The Geneseo School District identified the girl killed as Claire Allen.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the victim was running northbound on Route 39 (Avon Geneseo Road), on the west side shoulder (against traffic) when she and her running partner attempted to cross the road and return back to the school. The victim did enter the roadway of the southbound lane and was struck by a Subaru Crosstrek. 

Cell phone use and driver impairment have been ruled out, according to deputies.  

There are no charges against the driver at this time.
 

© 2017 Associated Press


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