CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A 47-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he was walking on Borden Road about 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Cheektowaga Police Lieutenant Steven Berecz said the 18-year-old male driver of the car is in custody, charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. More charges are pending.
The driver and a passenger, the owner of the black Mustang involved in the accident, had been out all night, Berecz said. After hitting the pedestrian they stopped to assess the situation, then got back into the car and drove off.
They were stopped on Strasmer Road, about a mile away, by an off-duty police officer who saw the accident.
The victim was walking in the road, along the curb, when he was hit.