YORKTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information in Thursday’s fatal hit-and-run accident in Yorktown, N.Y.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, 73-year-old Georgia Turner was struck and killed near the driveway of her home on East Main Street in the Jefferson Valley section of Yorktown, Westchester County sometime between 5:40 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
“Terrible tragedy. Terrible tragedy. Somebody lost their mother last night. Horrible thing,” Yorktown Police Lt. Robert Noble said.
Police believe she had just returned home from work when she was hit.
She had parked her Ford Explorer on East Main Street some distance from her home which has a steep, icy driveway, Slattery reported.
“Was walking up the street and had made it to the mouth of her driveway when she was struck by a vehicle and ultimately killed,” Noble said.
Police are now searching for a vehicle with damage on its front right headlight and possibly its fender. Police do not have a description of the vehicle involved in the incident.
According to acquaintances, Turner, who lived alone, had raised several sons. She also worked for a number of years at a pet supply store, Feed Barn, in Mahopac.
Co-workers remembered Turner fondly, Slattery reported.
“She was one of the nicest people you’d ever met. She got along with all the customers. They knew her on a personal basis,” co-worker Anthony Hotchkiss said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Yorktown police at 914-962-4141.
The reward is being offered by New York State Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the Yorktown Police Department.
Anyone with information can also contact the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313-TIPS or may also go the NYS Crime Stoppers website at www.nyscrimestoppers.org.
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