By Mark Gerlach
A 69-year-old Town of Newburgh man blowing leaves outside of his Pressler Road home died after he was hit by a vehicle on Sept. 24.
Michael Jordan Sr. was blowing leaves onto the street, standing in front of his home, when a vehicle traveling southbound struck him. The vehicle was driven by a man in his mid-80s. The driver, who lives nearby, thought he hit a deer. He turned around, but eventually went back to his own home, Lt. James Nenni of the Town of Newburgh Police Department said.
Jordan was reportedly taken to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
The driver said he didn’t see Jordan, and no charges were filed. He seemed confused about the incident, police said. A routine toxicology report is being conducted, but there is no indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to police. (Because no charges were filed in the incident, the driver’s name was withheld from this article.)
Jordan was a longtime Newburgh resident, and graduated Newburgh Free Academy in 1965, his obituary said. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970.