Andy MattisonSep 17, 2017, 11:59 pm

PD: 90-year-old struck, killed in Newburgh hit-and-run

Officials say Fred Woolsey was walking along Grant Avenue when he was hit


Newburgh police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a 90-year-old man early Sunday morning and then drove off.

Neighbors in the Park Place neighborhood woke up to police sirens and crime scene tape on Grand Avenue after Fred Woolsey was by a car while taking a walk on Grant Avenue a little after 7 a.m.

Woolsey was taken to the hospital where he later died.

"It's sad. So early in the morning, it doesn't make sense usually that kind of traffic occurs during rush hour. At 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning, it's hard to understand," neighbor John Lonszak said.

Those who live nearby said it is a road a lot of cars use as a cut through and is also a road many people walk and ride bikes near.

"They have great mobility out there because they're walking and they're trying to take care of themselves but a car racing around that corner might've gotten the best of them," Lonszak said.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the police department

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