Paula Mitchell

Paula Mitchell

TOWN OF WEST TURIN–A Kingston woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on state Route 12 in Lewis County north of Rome, N.Y. early on Monday, state police said.

The victim, identified on Tuesday as Bridget M. Weir, 50, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, where she later died.

State police said Weir was a passenger in a tractor trailer and began walking across the roadway at about 1:30 a.m. and into the path of a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by James Ashley, 29, of Massena, N.Y. The accident happened just north of Cherry Street, police said.

Ashley was driving south on state Route 12 when he approached the tractor trailer parked along the north shoulder of the road across the entrance of a gas station, police said.

State Route 12 is a north-south highway near the Black River.

Police said no criminal charges are expected against the driver.



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