A teenage girl tragically lost her life after being struck by a vehicle while crossing State Route 17.  

On the night of Thursday May 11, 2017, a group of teenagers were crossing State Route 17 when one of the teenagers was struck in the westbound lane.

The teenager, who was identified as Hope Vandermark, 15 of Middletown, NY was pronounced dead at the scene. The other four teens crossed safely.

Nicholas Hurst, 20, of Bloomingburg was operating the 2002 Chevrolet pick-up truck that struck Vandermark. Hurst was not charged in the incident.

The investigation revealed that Hurst was not impaired, distracted, or speeding. The investigation is ongoing.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends during this difficult time.