NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
On Monday, August 26, 2013, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Orange County 911 center received a call for a seriously injured pedestrian on the roadway on County Route 1, in Westtown, NY. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered Donald Wester, 86, in serious condition. The initial interviews revealed Wester was walking to his mailbox when he was struck by a passing motorist. He was flown to Westchester County Medical Center with head trauma and passed away from his injuries.
The investigation revealed Wester may have been struck by a motorist operating a silver or light colored mini-van. This vehicle may have damage to the passenger side.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Joseph Dawson at SP Middletown at (845) 344-5352. All calls will be kept confidential.