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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 / 09:20 AM
SUBJECT:UPDATE – ELDERLY MAN STRUCK BY SUV DIES

The 88-year-old Ballston Lake man who was accidentally run over by a sport utility vehicle inside the Ellis Hospital parking garage at about noon Tuesday has died.

Wilton Raney died early this morning at Ellis.

Mr. Raney had entered the parking garage from the hospital and was being assisted by a security guard in looking for his car. As the guard crossed a driving ramp, a Ford SUV operated by 42-year-old Joette Khamis of Troy came around the corner onto the ramp. Ms. Khamis stated that she was looking to her left at the guard to make sure he was clear of her vehicle as she drove through an altered traffic lane due to repair work, and did not see Mr. Raney who was trailing behind the guard and in front of her vehicle. Mr. Raney was struck, knocked to the ground and run over by the driver’s side front tire.

The investigation is continuing. Speed, alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash.