Updated 03/14/2012 09:31 PM
Pedestrian killed in drunk driving crash
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Police said a crash that took the life of an innocent woman could have been avoided.
Investigators said Te Sa, 41, hit a parked car on East Division Street on Wednesday around noon. Her black Toyota became wedged with a Hyundai, and when she backed up to try and get free, her car shot backwards at a high rate of speed, striking Anna Russo-Young, 41, who was walking on the sidewalk.
Russo-Young was pinned between the car and a concrete block wall before Sa pulled forward and then backed up, striking Russo-Young for a second time.
Police say Sa tried to drive away but another person stopped her after witnessing the crash.
Russo-Young died after being taken to Upstate University Hospital.
Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police said, “It's really sad to know that these children have lost their mother because of the reckless and careless act of this woman. There's a lot of things that happened there today that could have prevented this."
Sa has been charged with vehicular Manslaughter and multiple counts of DWI after police determined she was drunk when the crash occurred.