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Police: Wrong-way turnpike driver purposely hit pedestrian

Added 11-28-20 10:03:01pm EST - “An upstate New York man drove the wrong way down Interstate 90 and hit a pedestrian at a rest stop, authorities said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Police: Wrong-way turnpike driver purposely hit pedestrian”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man drove the wrong way down Interstate 90 and hit a pedestrian at a rest stop, authorities said.

New York state police said Emmett Ellis, 37, was seen driving westbound on I-90 east on Friday night, south of Rochester. Emergency callers reported that Ellis was trying to hit other vehicles.

Ellis exited the highway to a rest stop in Scottsville where he appeared to intentionally strike a pedestrian, authorities said. Officials did not immediately release details about the pedestrian.

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According to state police, a trooper responding to the calls fired at Ellis when Ellis drove toward him. Ellis wasn’t struck by the gunfire.

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