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DA: No charges will be filed in the death of Newburgh paramedic Lisa Sillins

Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler said his office’s findings do not support initial reports by responding officers that the driver smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.

Blaise Gomez

Jan 25, 2023, 10:11 PM

Updated 513 days ago

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News 12 has just learned that no charges will be filed in the death of beloved Newburgh paramedic Lisa Sillins. 
Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler says the investigation and toxicology report found the driver, Pablo Colector, was not intoxicated when he struck Sillins, who was walking across Robinson Avenue after a shift at night in the city of Newburgh, with his truck in December.
Hoovler said his office’s findings do not support initial reports by responding officers that Colector smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.
Sillins’ death is being ruled an accident. 


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