Driver Charged For Fatally Hitting Hudson Valley Teen
The driver who hit and killed a Hudson Valley teen, as the teen walked, has now been charged.
On June 22 around 2:30 p.m., members of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office responded to Lucas Avenue Extension and Spring Lake Drive in the Town of Ulster for multiple 911 calls reporting a person was hit by a car.
The victim, 17-year-old Jennifer Curry of Kingston, was walking north on the shoulder of the roadway when she was struck and killed by a 2007 Infiniti.
The driver of the Infiniti, 69-year-old Carol Melamed of Kerhonkson, was driving south on the shoulder of the road, police say.
Driving on the shoulder and other undisclosed factors contributed to the fatal accident, according to investigators at the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, Melamed, accompanied by her attorney, surrendered to detectives at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center. She was charged with criminally negligent homicide, a felony. She was arraigned in the City of Kingston Court and released on her own recognizance to reappear on a later date.
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