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Man hit and killed by car on Central Ave. in Colonie


COLONIE, N.Y. - A 57-year-old man from Ravena was reported dead at the scene of a car/pedestrian accident on Central Avenue in Colonie Monday night.

Colonie police say Jon Gesner was hit and killed while attempting to cross Central Ave. at an intersection near Lincoln Ave. to get back to his hotel after apparently purchasing items at a nearby gas station.

Gesner was hit around 11:10 p.m. by a 2009 Honda driven by 32-year-old Stacey Kennerly of Colonie. He was thrown to the windshield and suffered severe head and neck injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not believe alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

It was raining heavily, and Gesner was wearing dark clothing and not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

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