Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 45 year old Yorktown man, who is charged with Leaving Scene of An Accident Resulting in Death, a Class "D" Felony.
On March 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm, Yorktown Police received multiple reports of a subject lying in the roadway on Route 6. Officers were dispatched to the scene and determined the subject had been struck by a vehicle. The preliminary investigation determined that an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 6, between Sunnyside Street and Barger Street, struck the victim and left the scene of the accident. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
An investigation was immediately begun by the Yorktown Police Department that continued into March 11th. Information of a possible suspect vehicle was developed and investigators were able to identify a license plate number for this vehicle. At about 3:00 pm on March 11th, investigators went to the suspect's residence where they allegedly located the parked vehicle. Investigators made contact with the suspect and he agreed to responded to Yorktown Police Headquarters for an interview. Following the interview, the defendant was placed under arrest for allegedly leaving the scene of the fatal accident that occurred the night before. The suspect's vehicle was seized as evidence.
The defendant was arraigned in Yorktown Justice Court by the Honorable Salvatore Lagonia and released on his own recognizance. The defendant is due back in Yorktown Justice Court on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
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