The Yorktown-Somers NY Patch reported recently that a man from Yorktown, NY has been accused of causing a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, and now faces felony charges for his alleged role in this tragic motor vehicle incident that led to the death of a Yorktown Heights pedestrian.
According to information provided by representatives of the Yorktown Police Department, the incident took place between 6:55 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, March 10,, 2021 along NY State Route 6 between Sunnyside Street and Barger Street. Officers responding to a call regarding a person lying in the roadway found a man from Yorktown Heights, 40 years of age, in the roadway, with the car that hit him having left the scene of the accident.
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The investigation into the accident was conducted by the Yorktown Police Department Accident Investigation Unit, with the assistance of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Accident Investigation Unit. A man from Yorktown, 45 years of age, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a felony, after investigators ran his license plate and located the vehicle. He will face court on March 16.