Kristen L. Stevenson
Kristen Stevenson was a youthful New York City nurse who was allegedly killed on Tuesday evening after she was struck by a snowplow, according to authorities. She died from her injuries after being hit by the plow in a rear area of Glens Falls Hospital, the Glens Falls Police announced in a press release.
Stevenson worked at the hospital as a cardiac catheterization nurse, hospital spokesman Ray Agnew confirms to PEOPLE.
“The Glens Falls Hospital Community is heartbroken at the loss of one of our nursing staff, cardiac catheterization nurse Kristen Stevenson,” Agnew says. “Kristen had worked at the hospital since May of 2011.”
“She was brilliant and loved by all,” he said in an email.
How old was Kristen Stevenson?
Kristen Stevenson, of Queensbury, was 33 years old at the time of death.
Glens Falls Nurse Hit By Snowplow
Police are investigating a fatal accident in which snowplow operator Kristen Stevenson struck and killed a Glens Falls Hospital nurse on Tuesday. The accident happened at about 5:11 p.m. in the area of the loading dock at 100 Park St.
A preliminary investigation determined that Stevenson “unknowingly walked behind the plow truck as it was backing up” before she was struck by the plow, which was allegedly operated by Roger E. Maher — also an employee at the hospital.
First responders rushed to the scene and provided first aid to Stevenson, but it was sadly too late as she “ultimately succumbed to her injuries,” police said.
Police have identified the victim as 33 year old Kristen Stevenson. https://t.co/QARt79aDcF
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Kristen Stevenson Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls Police Chief Joseph Boisclair said when police arrived, medics were on the scene providing first aid to a female pedestrian who died from her injuries. At this time, the accident remains under investigation by the Glens Falls Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Reconstruction Unit.
Stevenson leaves behind her 13-year-old son, her sister Heather Richardson — who is also a nurse in the Wound Healing Center at Glens Falls Hospital — her father, aunt, significant other, and her son’s father, according to Agnew.
“Our preliminary investigation at this point determined that the operator of the vehicle was plowing snow and the pedestrian unknowingly walked behind the vehicle as it was backing up,” he said.
No charges have been filed.