COLONIE — Police have identified the woman killed as she was crossing Central Avenue on Monday, Aug. 22, as 40-year-old Stacy Benoit, of Albany.
Benoit was walking eastbound in the center turn lane near Fairfield Avenue at around 8:35 p.m. when she was hit by a vehicle heading westbound, according to Lt. Robert Donnelly.
The driver, a 67-year-old from Colonie, immediately stopped and is cooperating, Donnelly said. He was not impaired and was not ticketed.
Colonie EMS provided medical care, but she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Central Avenue was reduced to one lane for several hours while police investigated.
The woman did not have identification and police released her description, including photos of three tattoos, with the hopes of obtaining a positive ID.
Donnelly said the ID was made Tuesday afternoon with the “aid of the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center and members of the public.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any other information about the crash, is asked to call 518-783-2744.
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