Saturday: Crossing Guard Killed in Accident ID'ed

Saturday: Crossing Guard Killed in Accident ID'ed

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the people involved in Friday's fatal accident in the village of Clayton.

A crossing guard, Barbara A. Mitchell, 79, died after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning.

Mitchell was helping a student at the crosswalk at the intersection of James and High Street.

She was struck by a vehicle driven by Douglas V. Patterson, 87. Patterson is now charged with failure to comply with a duly authorized traffic direction, failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care and unlicensed operation..

Mitchell was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital for treatment of what were first described as non-life-threatening injuries. She died Friday afternoon.

The exact cause of her death continues is under investigation.

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