Wheatland, NY (February 26, 2020) – An 89-year-old woman, identified as Geraldine Ukshe was tragically struck and killed by a truck in the town of Wheatland. The fatal accident took place on River Road at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 26th.
Police officials stated that Ukshe was retrieving her newspaper from her mailbox when she was hit by an unspecified type of truck. Responding paramedics were sadly unable to save Ukshe as she was pronounced deceased shortly after the incident.
The driver of the truck, identified only as a man in his 40s, stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities. No charges have been filed as the cause of the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Geraldine Ukshe at this time.
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