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Police: Drunken driver kills 14-year-old pedestrian in Milton

2012-07-08T14:48:00Z 2012-07-09T13:25:38Z Police: Drunken driver kills 14-year-old pedestrian in Milton Glens Falls Post-Star
July 08, 2012 2:48 pm

MILTON -- A 14-year-old female was struck and killed Saturday night by a driver police allege was drunk.

A 2003 Ford Escape being operated by Gavin Staulters, 21, of 1021 Rock City Road in Milton, was traveling southbound on West Milton Road when it struck the teenaged pedestrian, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

She was pronounced dead on the scene. Staulters was not injured.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and sent to Saratoga County Jail after being arraigned in Milton Town Court.

The victim has not yet been identified by police.

The sheriff’s office, State Police, Rock City Falls Fire Department and responders from Ballston Spa Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

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  1. alynn28
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    alynn28 - July 09, 2012 7:05 pm
    So sad to see this, my heart goes out to the family of this poor little girl. If teens and young adults would just stop with the "It wont happen to me" attitude this may never happen. One night of fun and irresponsibility leads to the end of an innocent life, wake up people you aren't just hurting yourselves with your stupid decisions!!
  2. Ladyrider007
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    Ladyrider007 - July 08, 2012 9:25 pm
    Oh Jenny Girl, you know this person will be behind a wheel in no time. The NY State laws still aren't strong enough to forbid this man from ever driving again. What will it ever take for NY to open their eyes??????? This poor innocent child!!!!!
  3. JennyGirl
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    JennyGirl - July 08, 2012 5:02 pm
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the poor girl. I hope this man is never able to get behind the wheel of a car ever again.

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