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Stafford resident struck and killed while retrieving mail on Route 5

By Howard B. Owens

A 74-year-old Stafford resident was struck and killed by a 2010 GMS Sierra on Thursday on Route 5 in the Town of Stafford, according to State Police.

James R. Ehmann was getting his mail at the time he was struck, according to the report.

The Sierra was traveling westbound and entered the turn lane at Batavia Stafford Townline Road when it struck Ehmann.

Paramedics attempted life-saving measures and Ehmann was transported to United Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The 52-year-old driver, who was not identified by State Police, is suspected of impairment or distracted driving.

The NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in this investigation.

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