Albany Man Charged In Connection With November Hit-And-Run

by | January 18th, 2012

January 18, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Albany, New York, has finally been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred last November. Reports from CBS 6 News say that the man was indicted Tuesday by a Grand Jury on three felonies and several other misdemeanors including:

  • One count of 2nd Degree Manslaughter
  • One count of Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • One count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting
  • One count of Reckless Driving
  • One count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree
  • One count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle by an Unlicensed Driver
  • One count of Failure to Keep Right
  • One count of Passing in a No-Passing Zone

Reports form the Albany Police Department say the 29-year-old victim was killed just after 2:00 in the morning on November 26, near the corner of Elk Street and Quail Street. He was leaving a friend’s home and was crossing the street when he was hit. Witnesses say that a vehicle had stopped to let the man cross the street, when another car whipped around the vehicle from behind to pass it. The passing car hit the man and sending him flying several feet into the air before landing on his head. He died a short time after the accident from head injuries.

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