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Police arrest driver in fatal hit-and-run

Feb 10, 2020

By Matt Shortall - co-editor

Youngsville resident Nusreta “Janet” Huseinovic, 52, succumbed to her injuries last week after being struck by a vehicle on State Route 52 in Youngsville.
YOUNGSVILLE — New York State Police yesterday announced the arrest of Kathleen Nober, 31, of Callicoon, and charged her with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident, a class D felony.
Nober was arraigned before the Honorable Harold Bauman, Town of Liberty Justice, and is scheduled to reappear on February 18 before the Town of Callicoon Justice Court.
The Democrat reported last week that a Youngsville woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on State Route 52 on Monday, February 3 around 4:30 p.m.
It's been confirmed that she passed away from her injuries on Wednesday.
According to State Police Public Information Officer Steve Nevel, the vehicle involved left the scene.

Nusreta Huseinovic, identified by State Police as Nusreta Mujevic, was treated at the scene by Jeffersonville Paramedics and members of the Youngsville Fire Department before being airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where she was declared brain dead.
“The hospital tried to save her and we are grateful to the staff at the trauma unit and the responding officers. Unfortunately she didn't make it and [was] buried Sunday," said cousin Selma Husejnovic-Shala. “We are devastated. How someone can hit anyone and leave the scene is heartless. Had the driver stayed she would have had a real chance at surviving."
According to Youngsville residents, Huseinovic, or simply Janet to those who knew her, could often be seen walking through town waving or stopping to chat with people.
She is survived by two kids, two grandchildren, four brothers, a sister and both her parents.

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