George Slavin, 46, 145 South Third Street, Mechanicville, was fatally injured about 11:45 p.m. yesterday when he was struck by a car in the Mechanicville-Saratoga Road, about a mile and half north of Mechanicville.
Slavin, a clerk at the Delaware and Hudson Railroad office at the Mechanicville yard, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Leonard Hospital, where he was taken in DeMarco's ambulance.
The auto, Mechanicville police report, was driven by John Sgambati, about 31, R.D. 2, Mechanville. Coroner Thomas J. Duffy was notified of Slavin's death. The accident was investigated by State Police.
Slavin, it was reported, was on his way to work with a man nmaed Bender, also employed at the railroad yard office in Mechanicville. They had placed their car in a parking lot at Walpole's filling station on the Saratoga-Mechanicville Road and began walking north to a bridge to cross to the yard office.
The auto, it was said, was traveling north when it struck Slavin. Bender escaped although he was walking with Slavin, it was reported by Mechanicville police. Slavin was given first aid at the office of Dr. J.M. Purcell, Mechanicville, and then removed to the hospital.
Coroner Thomas J. Duffy was called and directed an autopsy, withholding a verdict until further investigation is made.
Mr. Slavin was a member of St. Paul's church in Mechanicville and the Mechanicville Council, K. of C. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Helen Tierney, who accompanied him to the hospital.
State Troopers and Sergt. Walter McFerrin of the Mechanicville police investigated the accident.
Troy (New York) Times Record, February 12, 1944.