Oneonta woman dies from injuries sustained in car-pedestrain accident

The crash scene on December 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy AllOtsego.com)

After two weeks of fighting for her life, a 32-year-old Oneonta woman who was hit by a car has died.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 3:03 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 3:05 PM

ONEONTA - After two weeks of fighting for her life, a 32-year-old Oneonta woman who was hit by a car has died.

April Johnson was crossing James F. Lettis Highway on December 30th when she was struck by a car driven by David Shafer of Otego.

Oneonta Police say Shafer was not impaired at the time of the crash, but he was driving without a license. Johnson was walking with a friend around 7:45 p.m. in a dimly lit area that is not marked for pedestrians when she was hit.

Shafer has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. His license had previously been suspended for an unrelated violation.
Oneonta Police are calling Johnson’s death an accident, and say the charges will not change.

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