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Truck mechanical issue ruled out in crash that killed two pedestrians in Warrensburg
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Truck mechanical issue ruled out in crash that killed two pedestrians in Warrensburg

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Truck issue ruled out in crash that killed two pedestrians in Warrensburg

Emergency personnel respond to a crash on Main Street in Warrensburg on April 23 that killed two pedestrians.

WARRENSBURG — Investigators have ruled out any mechanical issue with the tractor-trailer that struck and killed two pedestrians in Warrensburg last month, but are still looking into what may have caused the crash.

Warren County Undersheriff Terry Comeau said the vehicle has been examined and they have not found anything. The investigation is ongoing.

“I can’t give a time frame on when we’ll have everything completed,” he said.

The crash took place at about 1:15 p.m. on April 23 at the intersection of Richards Avenue and Main Street next to Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s Warrensburg Health Center.

RuthAnn Angle 75, of North Manchester, Indiana and her niece, 33-year-old Dana Kaplan-Angle, of Brooklyn, were killed after being struck by a Peterbuilt tractor-trailer combination belonging to W. Cooking Trucking and Logging.

James Flynn, 46, of Queensbury, was turning left onto Main Street from Richards Avenue when he struck the group of pedestrians. A third person, Robert Dowling, of Brooklyn, was transported to Glens Falls Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Before last month’s crash, there had only been one accident involving a pedestrian at that intersection in the last 20 years, according to the state Department of Transportation.

It happened in 2016 and was not a fatality.

There are three crosswalks in the vicinity. However, only one has signals. It is located near the Sunoco for people looking to cross Main Street. There are two signals alerting pedestrians as to when to cross Richards Avenue.

RuthAnn Angle

Angle

Angle was a teacher and guidance counselor at Wawasee High School in Syracuse, Indiana, according to her obituary. She had moved to North Manchester in 2015 after spending most of her life in Milford, Indiana.

Dana Kaplan-Angle

Kaplan-Angle

Kaplan-Angle was an actor, according to social media.

The three were visiting the area to do some shopping, according to a report in the Ink Free News, an online news publication covering Kosciusko County in Indiana.

Michael Goot covers politics, crime and courts, Warren County, education and business. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com.

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