Prospect Woman Killed While Snow Blowing

State police have released the name of a 79-year-old Prospect woman who died after being hit while snow blowing her driveway.

Mary McCormack, 79, of Prospect, was snow blowing her driveway on Straitsville Road around 8:30 p.m.  on Friday when a vehicle struck her and fled, police said.

McCormack was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on the day after her 79th birthday.

Her roommate notified family members, according to state police.

Kate Blinstrubas, a towns registrar of voters in town, who knew McCormack from her work with the Democratic Town Committee and from her work at St. Anthony’s Church and the senior center, said Mary was someone she could always count on and she’ll be greatly missed.

“She just was a wonderful woman. She just was always there. She never looked for any recognition for what she did. She just did things,” Blinstrubas said.

Blinstrubas said McCormack was a widow and it was common for her to take care of her house and driveway, trying to get ahead of the storm.

Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call Troop I in Bethany at 23-393-4200. 

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