Adams Woman and Daughter Hit by Truck

Adams Woman and Daughter Hit by Truck

Published: Mar 15, 2014

An Adams woman is in serious condition and her daughter is dead, after they were hit by a pickup truck in Syracuse Friday.

Syracuse Police say Barbara Cook, 72, Adams, and her daughter Jennifer Cook, 43, Providence, Rhode Island, were struck while walking eastbound on the south side of East Genesee Street around 1 in the afternoon. Both were transported to the hospital. Jennifer died from her injuries and Barbara is listed in serious condition. 

Syracuse Police say James McDonald, 86, Chittenango, veered to the left and hit the two in a Mazda pickup truck before his vehicle came to rest in a snowbank.

Police hadn’t released the reason why James McDonald, 86, the driver of the truck hit the women. No tickets were intially issued.

Jennifer Cook, was the executive director of the Rhode Island Writing Project and an associate professor at Rhode Island College.


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