UPDATE: The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Bartlett Road in Westmoreland and later died from his injuries has been identified as 71-year-old Charles Thomas Hast.
Police say 75-year-old Bruce Neidl of Westmoreland was driving the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage southbound on Bartlett Road when he approached an incline in the roadway and noticed a man walking near the double solid yellow line in the roadway. State Police say Neidl attempted to swerve, but was unable to avoid striking the Hast.
Neidl and his grandson were in the vehicle at the time. Police say they were both uninjured in the crash.
Several congregation members from the Bartlett Baptist Church, located at 5639 Bartlett Rd. in Westmoreland, have reached out to NEWSChannel 2 and said Hast was the church’s pastor. According to a Rome Sentinel article, Hast retired from his pastoral position this past Sunday, June 24.
Police say Hast was walking back from getting his mail at his mailbox when he was struck.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: New York State Police have confirmed that the elderly man who was struck by a vehicle on Bartlett Road in Westmoreland has died from his injuries.
Police have not yet released the man's name. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
WESTMORELAND – An elderly man was injured in a vehicle-pedestrian crash in the town of Westmoreland early Wednesday afternoon, according to New York State Police.
The crash on Bartlett Road, about a half-mile from the intersection with Dix Road, was first reported at 12:06 p.m., according to the Oneida County 911 Center. Police say the elderly man was walking back from getting his mail at his mailbox when he was struck by a vehicle in the road. Police say the driver of the vehicle is an elderly man as well.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, and police say he is in "very serious condition."
The Westmoreland and Stanwix Heights fire departments responded to the scene, along with Central Oneida County Ambulance and New York State Police.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.