Claire Allen, child of Geneseo professor, dies in car accident

Claire Allen, the teenage daughter of associate professor of psychology James Allen, was struck and killed by a car while running on Route 39 in Geneseo. The Geneseo Central School District held a memorial service on Monday Sept. 11. 

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty characterized Allen’s death as an accident and cited no suspicious activities, according to a Thursday Sept. 7 Livingston County News article. Holly Mullen, a Geneseo resident, was identified by the Sheriff’s Office as the driver, according to a Friday Sept. 8 Buffalo News article. Allen was running with a friend when the driver hit her as she tried to cross the road on Route 39.

The Allen family requests that the community respect their privacy at this time.

 Claire Allen, pictured above at the 2016 Breast Cancer Coalition “Pink Ribbon Run,” was hit by a driver and killed on the afternoon of Thursday Sept. 7 while on a run with a friend. The Allen family has asked for privacy. (Courtesy of LIvingston County News)

Claire Allen, pictured above at the 2016 Breast Cancer Coalition “Pink Ribbon Run,” was hit by a driver and killed on the afternoon of Thursday Sept. 7 while on a run with a friend. The Allen family has asked for privacy. (Courtesy of LIvingston County News)

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