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Pickup truck driver charged in fatal crash

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Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 10:07 AM EDT
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LAWRENCE, New York (WWNY) - A St. Lawrence County man has been charged in connection with a fatal accident in February.

State police say 24-year-old Nicholas Hazen of Lawrence was driving the pickup truck that struck a pedestrian, 21-year-old Delila Swartzentruber of Apple Creek, Ohio, on Peru Street in the town of Lawrence on February 25.

Swartzentruber died the next day. She was first taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

Hazen was charged Monday with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a felony.

He was arraigned in Brasher town court and released.

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