02 September 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in North Syracuse investigated a car/pedestrian crash on Caughdenoy Road in the town of Clay.

On September 2, 2020, at 8:05 a.m., a 2006 BMW, operated by Stuart D. Gallagher, age 46 from Central Square, NY was traveling south on Caughdenoy Road when a Butler Disposal Garbage Truck stopped in the northbound lane of Caughdenoy Road.  An employee of the disposal company walked across the northbound lane and into the southbound lane to collect trash from 9381 Caughdenoy Road.  Mr. Gallagher was unable to stop or avoid striking the pedestrian. 

The pedestrian, 31-year-old Christopher B. Riese, from Syracuse, NY was transported to Upstate University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.   The preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Riese didn’t see the vehicle and walked into the path of Mr. Gallagher’s vehicle.




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