A 14-year-old is dead. Police are trying to figure out why a teen was walking in the middle of the road in the middle of the night.

On Friday, September 23, 2022, New York State Police from Troop K began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on State Route 9 near County Route 8 in Columbia County, New York

Fatal Crash With Pedestrian Columbia County


The initial investigation by State Police found that at approximately 4:50 a.m., a northbound 2007 Ford F550 struck a 14-year-old pedestrian who was walking in the road on Route 9 in in Clermont.

Parts of Route 9 in Columbia County were closed until 11:30 a.m. on Friday as police continued to investigate.

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Teen Killed Walking On Route 9 In Town Of Clermont, New York


The 14-year-old was pronounced deceased on the scene by responding Northern Dutchess Paramedics. New York State Police have not released the teen's name. It's unclear why the 14-year-old was walking on the roadway just before 5 a.m. on Friday.

New York State Police did not release any information about the driver of the Ford F550. No charges have been filed, as of this writing. Police say their investigation is ongoing.

"This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crash or the events that led up to the crash is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300. Please refer to case #11062503," New York State Police stated in a press release.

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