Emmy-winning writer Martha Atwater, 48, mourned in Brooklyn. Killed when pickup truck jumped curb
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Brooklyn is mourning the tragic death of Emmy-award winning TV writer and producer Martha Carr Atwater, 48, killed on February 22 when an out-of-control pickup truck struck her as she stepped out of a café at the corner of Clinton Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights.
The truck jumped the curb just after Ms. Atwater left the Bagel Cafe at 5:40 p.m. There is “no suspected criminality” in the incident, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash. Atwater was taken to University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) where she was pronounced DOA.
Ms. Atwater, who produced such familiar children’s television shows as “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” and “Goosebumps” was married to Tom Wallack and had two young daughters. She had just bought cookies for the family at the café.