Peekskill Woman Dead After Hit by Car

The woman was walking on Main street near the Beach Shopping Center when she was hit by a car Friday night.

A Peekskill woman died after being hit by a car while walking on Main Street at 10:33 Friday night in what police called a tragic accident, said Peekskill Police Detective Sergeant Raymond Henderlong.

Madeline "Mikki" Montague, 51 years old, was walking home from Cortlandt with a girlfriend on the north side of Main Street near Husted Avenue, which does not have a sidewalk, when a 20-year-old Putnam Valley man driving west on Main Street struck her with his car.

Montague was taken to the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt, where she was pronounced dead.

Montague and her friend were both wearing dark clothing, Henderlong said.

Police determined that neither drugs, alcohol nor speed were a factor in the accident and no one was charged. There were two female passengers in the drivers car, witnesses to the event.

“It was a tragic accident,” Henderlong said.

Friends describe Montague as an adventurous soul with a warm heart who cared deeply about her family on a tributes.com condolences page.

"Mikki was a loving, caring person and always had a smile or something nice to say to everyone," wrote relatives Dennis and Jeri Bruen of Montague on her tributes.com page. "She will be greatly missed by all that knew her."

Montague's Visitation hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, and a funeral will follow at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley on Main Street in Middleburgh, according to tributes.com. Cremation will follow at Vale Crematory. Read her obituary here.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Westchester.

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