Amherst Police locate hit-and-run person of interest with WIVB readers

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Amherst working the case of a hit-and-run accident say they found an image of a person they needed help identifying, and within hours, they located him.

They say the pictured man could be the driver behind a March 31 hit-and-run accident which happened on Maple and North Forest Streets. Police say they started looking for the man and within just a few hours of being up on WIVB.com, a reader called in and positively identified the man.

Amherst Police thanked the public for their help and say while they’re not yet releasing the man’s identity, they did issue him a traffic summons.

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