Moorestown Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident in NY

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on I-84 in Southeast, NY.

A 73-year-old Moorestown man was struck and killed as he stood on the shoulder of Interstate 84 in southeastern New York state Wednesday afternoon. 

According to state troopers, Andy Ananthakrishnan had parked his vehicle off the shoulder of the highway—in Southeast, NY—and was standing on the grassy embankment away from his vehicle when a 2007 Nissan driven by Nicole Naishtut (of Connecticut) left the road and struck him around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Putnam County Coroner William Stahl reportedly pronounced Ananthakrishnan dead at the scene. An autopsy was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officials are continuing their investigation into the fatal accident, which kept a portion of the interstate closed for hours Wednesday.

Naishtut was uninjured, according to authorities.

Police made no mention of any charges associated with the accident in their statement. The investigation is ongoing.

Gina Zegel June 08, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Dear Dear Andy. What a wonderful man and neighbor. My thoughts are with his wife and family who were part of every conversation we had. May they pass on that wonderful zest for life he had and I know he will be watching over you as ever.
Doraiswami (Ramki) Ramkrishna June 08, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Dear Andy was my very good friend and classmate from the U of Bombay. He was one with a perpetually upbeat mood and had the quality of raising the spirits of all around him. There is no rationale that could make sense out of such a cruel turn of events. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Ramki, Geetha
Kalyan Sundar June 08, 2012 at 09:33 PM
kalyan sundar I am shocked and devastated that our dear Raju a we knew him is not there any more. He was a true friend and has helped out a lot of his friends. He was one of the geniuses in school and college days and was among the early scholars to gain admissions and scholarships to the US universities. All of us valued him as friend and guide and and grieve at this quirk of fate.RIP
Shekar Swamy June 09, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Andy was a personal friend of mine. He was a young 73 in perfect health. The journalists dont know much about him, but I do. Andy was a senior executive at DuPont with many patents to his credit. He was a member of a three person team that created Silverstone Teflon that is so widely used in the world. Of late, he was engaged as a Board member in a solar energy company.Always willing to help no matter what buisness issues consumed his time. He was there when you needed him and he was there to extend his helping hand. His smile was contagious. He was a fabulous man, an exemplary citizen who made a huge difference to the community and the country. Calm, poised, smart, loving, engaging and energetic - that was the Andy we all knew and loved. It is so sad to see him go.
Rama Kanthan June 09, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Rama Kanthan I met Andy in 1968. I was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Andy was working with Dupont after getting his PhD at Northwestern and was married. When I first met him, instantly he invited me for dinner to his house. He was the first person to have typed his entire PhD thesis using the old punch card system (one card per line). He was a great human being and extremely caring. He was most athletic and ran several miles a day. He was a through gentleman.
Lewis Epright Sr. June 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Andy was one of many bosses I had at Dupont. He was a gentleman and scholar. RIP.
V.S.Umamaheswaran(Dorai) June 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM
It is indeed a shocking news about our dear Raju's passing away due to an unimaginable accident -- totally out of the blue. I grew up with Raju (that was Andy's name that everyone used at home and in the neighbourhood we group in) in the same street across from his house in Shanti Niketan in Matunga, Bombay .. I was younger than him by a few years - and Rahu was my mentor in my school and college days. I can still see him walking to and fro, inside his flat, studying with his notes in his hand, especially near examination times. Any difficult questions I (and others of my age group in that community) would seek Raju's help ... he was always willing to assist. Our fathers worked in the same company - ICI; our families were extensions of each other in that small well-knit community in Matunga. We used to play cricket in the street with a tennis ball and Raju was one of the star players of our kiddies' teams in the street - with a fire hydrant as the wicket! I guess in a way, I followed in his footsteps of coming abroad for my higher studies ... and settled down in Canada after that. Lots of sweet memories of those days. The last time I met Raju face to face was in Boston at his first daughters wedding. We exchanged new year greetings every year since 1968 time frame, and kept in touch via phone once in a while. My deepest condolences to Andy's family members. May His Soul Rest in Peace
Kenneth Myers II June 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The world lost a true leader in all aspects....Andy's glass was always half full, never half empty. Andy's friendship came to me 18 years ago thru my wifes family and he always treated me like family from day 1. On 2 different occasions he referred to me as his son. I was fortunate to see him on a yearly basis and always enjoyed our time together. My only regret is we won't get to enjoy the phillies game at the ballpark and a red sox game at fenway we were going to see together this summer. May GOD bless you Andy....He brought a great man by his side last Wednsday...
Ed Donnelly June 13, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Andy was a great asset to DuPont and made any contributions. He always had a helping hand and a cheerful smile. He was a positive leader at Marshall Lab. Recently he joined the DPC Retiree Committee and already was an active participant. He will be missed by many. Werner Zimmt retired in Arizona for many years also send his condolences as does the DPC Retiree Committee.


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