One person killed after accident in Horseheads, charges pending against driver

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) – Horseheads Police tell 18 News that one person has died after being struck by a vehicle in Horseheads on Tuesday night.

Roberta Butler, 81 of Horseheads, was pronounced dead on South Main Street in front of the Horseheads Village Hall.

Police say Linda Dugan, 73 of Horseheads, was traveling North on South Main Street when Butler was attempting to cross the street around 7:43 p.m.

Police say no drugs or alcohol are involved or a factor, however, the investigation is continued and charges are pending at this time.

A witness, driving through the area just after 8 p.m. tells 18 News they saw an unresponsive woman lying in the street near the Horseheads Police Department and Village Offices. 

Assisting the Horseheads Police Department at the scene was the Horseheads Fire Department, Elmira Heights Police Department, Chemung County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Team and Chemung County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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