Human Interest 33-Year-Old N.Y. Nurse Struck and Killed by Snowplow Outside the Hospital She Worked At Glens Falls Police said Kristen L. Stevenson "unknowingly walked behind" the snow plow as it was backing up By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 27, 2021 05:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kristen Stevenson (right) receives the Pritzker Memorial Scholarship in 2020 from ICU Nurse Manager Alison Prunty. Photo: Courtesy Glens Falls Hospital A 33-year-old New York nurse was killed on Tuesday evening after she was struck by a snowplow, according to authorities. The Glens Falls Police announced in a press release that Kristen L. Stevenson died from her injuries after being hit by the plow in a rear area of Glens Falls Hospital. Stevenson, of Queensbury, worked at the hospital as a cardiac catheterization nurse, hospital spokesman Ray Agnew confirms to PEOPLE. "The Glens Falls Hospital Community is heartbroken at the loss of one of our nursing staff, cardiac catheterization nurse Kristen Stevenson," Agnew says. "Kristen was 33 years old and had worked at the hospital since May of 2011." "Our hearts and prayers go out to her family, friends and colleagues," Agnew adds. "She was a light and will be dearly missed." Utah Boy, 6, Dies After He's Accidentally Thrown in Front of Dad's Snowplow According to police, the fatal incident unfolded just after 5 p.m. A preliminary investigation determined that Stevenson "unknowingly walked behind the plow truck as it was backing up" before she was struck by the plow, which was allegedly operated by Roger E. Maher, 59 — also an employee at the hospital. First responders rushed to the scene and provided first aid to Stevenson, but it was sadly too late as she "ultimately succumbed to her injuries," police said. RELATED VIDEO: California Mom and Son, 7, Killed by Snow Falling From Roof After Returning From Day of Skiing At this time, the accident remains under investigation by the Glens Falls Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff's Office Traffic Reconstruction Unit. No charges have been filed. Stevenson leaves behind her 13-year-old son, her sister Heather Richardson — who is also a nurse in the Wound Healing Center at Glens Falls Hospital — her father, aunt, significant other, and her son's father, according to Agnew.