Yonkers Police: Driver Hit Wrong Pedal In Fatal Crash

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Yonkers police ruled the accident that killed a 15-year-old girl near a carnival last year was caused when the driver mistakenly had her foot on the wrong pedal.
Yonkers police ruled the accident that killed a 15-year-old girl near a carnival last year was caused when the driver mistakenly had her foot on the wrong pedal. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The final police report issued in the fatal crash at a Yonkers carnival that killed a 15-year-old girl stated the driver was pressing the accelerator instead of the brake, according to LoHud.com. 

Roseanne Piccirilli told police that her vehicle was helplessly out of control when she ran into a group of people and killed Kalie Gill. Police concluded that human error was at fault, coupled with a malfunction with the vehicle's brake interlock system that normally requires the brake pedal to be depressed before the car can be shifted out of park, LoHud.com reported. 

The crash was ultimately ruled an accident, and Piccirilli was cleared of any wrongdoing, LoHud.com said. 

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