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Clarksburg Residents Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
11:03AM / Sunday, September 10, 2023
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NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Two Clarksburg, Mass., residents were struck and killed while crossing US Highway 20 on Saturday night. 
The victims were identified Sunday morning as Gary J. Sheldon, age 74, and Patricia Peck Platt, age 77, both of Clarksburg.
A press release from New York State Police say the two were in the crosswalk near New Lebanon Valley Speedway when they were struck by a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek operated by Erica C. Florin, age 36, of Lee, Mass.
Florin was eastbound on US Highway 20, according to troopers, who were called to the scene at about 8:21 p.m.
Troopers and responding emergency medical service personnel attempted life-saving measures, but both victims were pronounced deceased on scene.  
The investigation remains ongoing and State Police say new information will be updated as it becomes available. 
Saturday was the finale of the speedway's racing season. 
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