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Hoosick Falls woman says she took prescription pills after deadly accident, not before

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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- A Rensselaer County woman accused of killing a bicyclist while driving drugged claims she only took prescription pills after the deadly accident -- not before.

In court Thursday, the attorney for Becky Goodermote said she wasn't texting or talking on her phone or under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.

Goodermote faces more than a dozen charges, including Vehicular Manslaughter.

Police say she hit 39-year old Matthew Ratelle with her car and then left the accident.

Ratelle died weeks later after falling into a coma.    

Police arrested Goodermote after a relative told troopers she arrived home with damage to her car that she couldn't explain.

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