Teen charged with failure to reduce speed after fatal crash
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TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A Fishkill teen has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Feb. 8.
According to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, it was determined that the 18-year-old driver failed to reduce her speed during bad weather and hazardous road conditions on East Cedar Street. She lost control of her car and hit a pedestrian, 74-year-old Muril Hancock, who was killed in the accident.
She is charged with failure to reduce speed during special hazards and is scheduled to appear in town court at a later date.