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Winnetka Woman Killed in New York Hit-and-Run



    Winnetka Woman Killed in New York Hit-and-Run

    A woman from north suburban Winnetka was one of two pedestrians killed in a hit-and-run crash in Tivoli, New York Friday night.

    Sarah McCausland, 19, was walking with a group of people on N.Y. Route 9G just north of Broadway when three of them were hit by a southbound vehicle, according to a release from the Dutchess County, N.Y. Sheriff’s office.

    The vehicle then drove away from the scene of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

    McCausland and Evelina Martin Brown, 20, of Seattle, Wash., were dead at the scene, according to the release. Both women were students at nearby Bard College, the sheriff’s office said.

    One other person suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, according to the release.

    The driver of the vehicle that hit them was found and arrested a short time later, according to the release.

    Carol Boeck, 63, of Red Hook, N.Y., was charged with felony DWI and felony first-degree vehicular manslaughter, according to the release, and was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

    She had a prior DWI conviction, according to the sheriff’s office.