CLERMONT, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Part of Route 9 was closed Friday morning as State Troopers investigated a fatal crash in Clermont, near County Route 8. According to a Twitter alert, local detours were put in place just before 8 a.m.
An initial investigation found that around 4:50 a.m., a northbound Ford F550 struck a pedestrian, 14 who was walking in the roadway. Police say the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers expected Route 9 to stay closed for an extended time, as investigators worked to reconstruct the wreck. The road had reopened by 11:30 a.m. The investigation is still ongoing.