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Woman, Child Killed in Dewey Avenue Crash

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Rochester: Woman, Child Killed in Dewey Avenue Crash
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Two people are dead, including a two-year old child after a crash Friday night
on Dewey Avenue.

Police say a woman and her passenger were trying to get away from police when she hit a car carrying a mother and her child.

Witness say they were horrified by this crash. A neighbor told YNN he heard it first, and then rushed to the scene to help pull the unresponsive child out of the car. He and his roomate describe what they encountered as a nightmare.

"It was unbelievable. It was just devestating," said Joe Rancone, witness.

Joe and his roommate, John Albano, say could see this horrific crash scene from their living room window.

"I was laying in my bed watching tv and heard a real loud crash, we thought it was a snow plow," said Albano.

Albano says without thinking, he put on his shoes and went to help.

"The mother was standing there syaing her child is in the car so I just ran right to the car. The baby was slouched over and I got him out of the car seat, held him. There was no response," said Albano.

Sadly that two and a half year-old boy passed away at the hospital.

Police say he and his mother were driving north on Dewey Avenue, when they were hit by a southbound car being driven recklessly.

Police say the driver of that car and her passenger were trying to get away from with items allegedly stolen from this Dewey Avenue Walmart in Greece.

"It's a tragic circumstance," said Brian Uhrmacher, Greece Police Captain.

Urmacher says one of their officers was flagged down by a Wal-Mart security guard who described the suspects car. When he tried to pull them over, they took off.

"Our officer that was involved considered all the circumstances that he had at that point, to include the condidtions of the roadway, the severity of the crime that was involved and also the fact that he was able to get close enough to get a license. At that point he made the decision not to pursue," said Urmacher.

Only minutes later, the driver of the suspects's car, a 35-year-old Rochester woman died at the scene. Her passenger is at the hopsital with serious injuries.

The mother of the 2-year-old son had minor injuries.

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