Crash claims life of Unadilla teen
New York State police on Monday afternoon responded to an Otsego County 911 report of a car pedestrian accident on Main Street in the Town of Unadilla. An investigation determined that Edward A. McKinley III, age 15, of Unadilla, was walking with another person on the westbound shoulder of Main Street when he was struck by a 2003 Hyundai Santa-Fe that was also traveling westbound. The driver of the Hyundai, Michelle L. Swift, age 47, of Unadilla, was not injured. The accident occurred on a dark roadway near the shoulder. Swift was not intoxicated or impaired by drugs.
McKinley was transported by helicopter to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with severe head and body injuries and succumbed to these injuries on Tuesday.
The accident scene was investigated by the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and the investigation is continuing.