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Schenectady man hit by car after church service dies

NISKAYUNA- A Schenectady man has died after being struck by a car while leaving services at St Kateri Takakwitha Church Friday afternoon.

Gary Amell, 70, was in the crosswalk on Union Street when he was struck by car driven by an 88-year-old woman who was making a left turn from the church.  Amell was transported to Albany Medical Center where he later died.

Witnesses say both were attending services at the church before the accident.

The driver was not injured.

Police say there was no alcohol involved and no tickets have been issued at the time of the accident.