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Driver kills pedestrian on Hudson Avenue in Rochester



Rochester, New York — After a crash that killed a pedestrian on Monday afternoon, a driver was charged with DWI and Vehicular Manslaughter.

A 51-year-old, Lonnie Gandues, was driving southbound on Hudson Avenue around 4:00 p.m. when he veered off the roadway and struck a 27-year-old woman who was crossing Wilkins Street, according to police.

She was pronounced dead at URMC where she was immediately taken.

According to police, Gandues cooperated with officers at the scene. He was briefly hospitalized for minor injuries, then charged with Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree and Driving While Intoxicated, along with a number of vehicle and traffic charges.

According to investigators, Gandues may face additional charges as determined by a Grand Jury.