Police are searching for a semi truck they believe to have been involved in the death of an elderly woman in New York over the weekend.
The accident happened in Seneca, New York on Saturday, August 4th on Routes 5 and 20.
According to WHEC News, the car was traveling west and the semi truck was traveling east when the two vehicles passed each other. As they passed, police say that the big rig inadvertently kicked up a rock and sent it flying through the windshield of the car where it struck 74-year-old Barbara Amidon. The truck driver, apparently unaware of the incident, kept on going.
Amidon was transported to a nearby hospital where she died that evening.
Now, police say that they don’t believe anything criminal went on but are searching for the semi truck, described only as white, in order to speak with the driver involved to get a clearer picture of what happened.
“The trucks do throw out rocks and debris from the container and from the wheels,” said the owner of a nearby business.
“We all work and live in that community,” said Lt. David Cirencione.
“Those of us who work here, travel that road every day. Sometimes on patrol and sometimes with our families, so it is difficult because we recognize that this happened to people that we are sworn to serve and protect. It just as easily could have happened to one of us or our family so it is very difficult.”
Anyone in the area at the time of the accident is asked to please contact the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office by calling 911.