Reports Report 381de (Event 381-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 381-2015
Observer
NameJoseph B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI'm a night watchman and work 11PM to 7AM. I was driving from plant 11 to plant 17 around 4:45AM eastern time when out the top of my front windshield I saw this green light suddenly appear and it looked like a Green Flare falling from the sky, not streaking across the sky. I knew I was seeing an extraordinary celestial event either a meteor or space junk streaking down and I reported it to my boss on a separate piece of paper and stuck it to my watchman report. I knew this had to have been seen by someone else and I searched online for info on it but it must have been too early so I figured I would check the next day. When I came to work the next night I told a co worker and he told me he saw on the news that people reported seeing what I saw. I could swear this wasn't streaking across the sky and it looked as if it came down in the woods on company property just a few hundred yards away from me. Could I have seen a fragment of this object that broke off and hit the ground?
Location
AddressElma, NY
Latitude42° 48' 14.05'' N (42.8°)
Longitude 78° 39' 11.13'' W (-78.65°)
Elevation281.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-17 04:45 EST
UT Date & Time2015-02-17 09:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth220°
First azimuth220°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth220°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
RemarksI was in my car windows closed. I didn't hear anything.
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
RemarksI was in my car windows closed. I didn't hear anything.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksDon't know what this is. It just suddenly appeared bright green and streaking straight down. Didn't last long then vanished into an area behind trees.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
RemarksIt looked like it dived down from the sky like a green flare or large military tracer round and landed on my companies property in a wooded area. At first thought it was space junk that came down near me and was surprised to hear the next day that it streaked across the sky all the way into PA.