Truck strikes and kills Deposit woman; driver faces manslaughter charge

On Saturday evening, March 2, a truck towing an empty snowmobile trailer on State Route 8 in Deposit struck and killed a woman. The truck's driver is charged with vehicular manslaughter, according to a news release from the New York State Police.

The victim, 79-year-old Barbara Seymour, was walking on Route 8 near her house around 6:55pm when the truck hit her. Seymour was rushed by ambulance to Wilson Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck, 56-year-old James Gruscavage of Deposit, was charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree. He was arraigned in the Town of Deposit Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

The New York State Police is still investigating the incident.