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Grandmother, Walking Home From Work, Struck and Killed in Mt. Vernon

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Clark

Mount Vernon – A out-of-control car hit and killed 61 year-old pedestrian, Patricia Mackey, at the corner of South Ninth Avenue and West First Street while she was walking home from work on Monday afternoon.

Apparently, according to witnesses, a gold Honda Accord was traveling on First Street, but somehow ended up in reverse, striking Mackey, and dragged her as it hit a brick wall near South Ninth Avenue.

Emergency responders were seen jacking up the car in order to pull Mackey out from underneath. But, eyewitnesses say after they dragged her from underneath the car, someone performed CPR, but there was nothing that could be done to save the critically injured grandmother.

#BlackWestchester recovered video of the accident scene just moments after the crash. Long time resident Charles Lindsay was at the scene shooting 🔴LIVE video thru Facebook.

Mouners lit candles that lined the scene as a way for loved ones to mourn the tragic loss of Mackey.

Mayor Richard Thomas called the crash “tragic.”

As for the driver, no tickets or chargres were issued, but #MVPD said their investigation is still ongoing and that could change.

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A'tif K. Coleman is a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon who has become a Mount Vernon Columnist for Black Westchester. A'tif's passion and love of the city he was born and bred drives him to wanting to inform the residents and speak truth to power and corruption. Mr. Coleman is also one half of the founders of the Save Mount Vernon movement.
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