Hit and run fatality on Thruway

About 5-10 miles west of the Herkimer exit 30 on the New York State Thruway there was an accident that may have caused a fatality. As you can see from the video (Around 1:15) there appears to be a tarp over something. I could be a body or car parts. However, with the entire westbound lane closed, I would say it is highly possible that it is a body. The Westbound lane is closed and commuters should take another way to your destination.

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really says ... on Thursday, Feb 25 at 11:30 PM

Perhaps you should stick to working? Reporting the news isn't your thing, scooter. Work harder, my welfare check was a little small this week. I'm unable to afford my smokes, beer, and cell phone.

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jonathanhowe says ... on Thursday, Feb 25 at 6:35 PM

I do have a job. I took the video, that I took these pix from, on my way home FROM work. This is a site for reporting news, if you don't like it go live under a rock for the rest of your life.

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really says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 10:54 PM

So you drive around and take pictures and upload them to wktv.com. That's awesome, get a job.

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jonathanhowe says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 5:18 PM

Keep in mind that when I posted this it was with the title of "Possible Fatality on the Thruway". Thus why that picture was submitted. They changed the title of my picture. At the time I posted this WKTV didn't even know anything about the accident.

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Friend says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 2:27 PM

I do want to say that this was my friend and that seeing these pictures did answer some of my questions about what happeend to Jame. Please, dont say this is just a body. It was my friend and she is gone now.

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BRILLIANTMOM says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 1:42 PM

Wow. The man got a lawyer immediately! His name isn't being realeased? I'm sure he works for the law in some way. They always get special treatment. He's probably a police officer. My condolences to the family and friends to such a young girl.

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really says ... says ... on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 10:18 AM

I want high definition close ups. Come on WKTV!

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Crazy Cat says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 9:07 PM

This whole thing just amazes me. Lets get all the details before we start pointing fingers. I really think that the pics of the body wasnt a good choice but the media will do what they do best. Lets hope to get a name soon who did this to this child.

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sloemoe3 says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 8:58 PM

I just don't understand why the person's name is not being released. It doesn't make sense they r treating the driver as if he's the victim here, but in reality the poor girl is the victim. y would u call lawyer before callin police? srry for loss

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really says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 1:25 PM

Is it just a body? I hope that nothing like this ever happens to a relative or loved one of yours. Then when you start complaining because of the pictures we will argue that it is just a body.

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utica says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 11:44 AM

it's just a body, i think they should show more details and a close up, the family don't have to look at it !!!! The new's covers up half the true stories in life anyway.

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unthinkable!! says ... on Monday, Feb 22 at 8:41 AM

Gee, where were you when the woman lost her leg near Voss' hot dog stand? You are disgusting!! Condolences to the family. I hope they catch this person and they pay dearly.

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Feb 21 at 7:39 PM

WKTV is getting as bad as the Observer Mismatch with their postings. They post disturbing photos for their own benefit. Also, the sicko that submitted the photo is a nut for doing so. Shame on you. My condolences to this young woman's family.

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shoemakergang says ... on Sunday, Feb 21 at 6:41 PM

I agree, please remove this posting.I would not want this up if it were my family. God Bless her and her family in their loss.

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why says ... on Saturday, Feb 20 at 10:31 PM

why would u want to have this up think of the family that might come across of this , this should be taken down just very sick

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