- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

DRYDEN, N.Y. (AP) - State police have released the names of two girls who were struck by a vehicle on a central New York road, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

Troopers say the girls were walking on an unlit road around 5 p.m. Sunday when they were hit from behind by a pickup truck in the Tompkins County town of Dryden.

Police say 11-year-old Kaylee Wacht of nearby Freeville died at the scene. Fourteen-year-old Kristin Shevalier, of Freeville, was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital, where she’s listed in stable condition.

The Dryden Central School District says Kaylee was a student at Dryden Middle School while Kristin attends the local high school.

Police say they don’t expect to charge the driver.

Crisis teams are available for students and staff at the schools.

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