A Winnettka teen was one of two Bard College students who were killed late Friday night in a hit-and-run accident in Tivoli, N.Y., according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.
Shortly before midnight Friday, a group was walking northbound on N.Y. Route 9G near Broadway when three of them were struck by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
When sheriff's deputies arrived, they found two of the three dead at the scene. The third had non-life threatening injuries, according to the release.
The two victims were identified as Sarah McCausland, 19, of north suburban Winnetka, and Evelina Martin Brown, 20, of Seattle, according to the release; both were students at Bard College, which is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., about 3.5 miles south of Tivoli. Both communite are about 2 hours north of New York City on the Hudson River.
"It is with sadness and profound regret that I inform the community that at midnight Feb 1, several students who were walking along the shoulder of 9G just north of the Tivoli intersection were struck by a hit-and-run driver," according to a statement on the Bard College website this afternoon.
The statement went on to say that student services were being made available in the next two days for students to gather information and support.
Sheriffs located the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle a short time after the accident.
The driver, Carol Boeck, 63, of Red Hook, N.Y. was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree vehicular manslaughter. Boeck, who had a previous DWI conviction, was ordered held on $100,000, said officials. Red Hook is about 6 miles southeast of Tivoli.