ROSEBOOM – A 62 year old man was killed yesterday evening when the car he was riding in was struck by a driver making a U-turn in Rt 166.
William M. Hayes, 62, Gloversville was a passenger in the car of Ray H. Coco, 52, Middlefield, which was struck by a 1997 Dodge Dakota driven by Lillian C Fuller, 35, Roseboom. An investigation determined that Fuller entered her parked car that was facing south on the northbound shoulder of State Route 166. She then attempt a U-turn to head northbound but pulled into the southbound lane where she struck Coco’s 2005 Nissan Altima. The Nissan continued southbound and struck a mailbox, then came to rest as in a ditch.
Hayes was unconscious at the scene and taken to Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed by Coroner James Dow at a later date at Lourdes Hospital.
Fuller, who was alone, was transported to Bassett with a possible fractured foot and back pain. She was driving alone. Coco was transported to Bassett with fractured ribs and a fractured back.
Alcohol and drugs where not a factor in this accident. The investigation is ongoing.