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Little Falls Woman Struck By Vehicle, Dies

Little Falls, NY (WIBX) – Police are still conducting an investigation regarding the death of a Little Falls woman.

According to Little Falls Police, Mildred Wilson was struck by a vehicle driven by 20-year old Kyle Harlow of Dolgeville. Harlow was traveling along West Main Street, at about 5:30 last night, when the accident occurred.

Wilson was transported to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, where she was later pronounced dead.

Officials say Harlow may not have seen Wilson because it was dark out and she was wearing dark clothing. As of now, police say there is no indication that Harlow was at fault and speed does not seem to be a factor.

UPDATE: We’re finding out more about the life of long-time Little Falls resident Millie Wilson, who was struck and killed while crossing the street near her home. 

Millie was a city resident since the early 50’s, her civic pride and interest in the community helped define her life. Ms. Wilson stayed active around the community into her twilight years, sweeping floors and helping with flower arrangements at Elizabeth’s Country Garden in Little Falls.

Todd and Elizabeth Harter own the small shop,  Mr. Harter says she will be missed. “She was like the big watchdog on West Main Street for any things that went on, you know, she would always call me… she was a great lady”, said Harter.

Little Falls Mayor Bob Peters says the city will be honoring the memory of Millie Wilson at an upcoming city council meeting, they will be putting up a plaque in her honor, affixed over the seat she always occupied at city council meetings. Peters says he will try to have a ceremony and plaque dedication in place by the next city council meeting, January 3, 2012.

(Update reporting done by Branden Block.)

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