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Woman in wheelchair hit, killed in Fayetteville

Posted December 11, 2008 5:42 p.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2008 10:05 a.m. EST

— A Cumberland County woman was killed Thursday morning when a car on Legion Road struck her motorized wheelchair.

Amalie Shean, 47, of Island Drive, was traveling south on the road in a motorized wheelchair when Joseph Crisalli, of Hope Mils, hit her from behind. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A state trooper said Shean was at fault in the wreck because she was in the roadway.

Trooper Jake Katzenberger said two of the woman's wheelchair wheels were on the pavement because of wet ground when the accident happened Thursday morning. Motorized wheelchairs are required to follow rules for pedestrians and are supposed to travel facing traffic.

Witnesses said the impact shattered the wheelchair.