LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Lancaster are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened overnight.
Authorities say the incident happened on Broadway near Pavement Road around 12:40 Thursday morning.
The victim was only identified as a 28-year-old man from Depew. Police say he was walking west on the road when he was struck by a westbound vehicle from behind.
Lancaster Police told News 4 they do not have any suspects at this time or a description of the vehicle. Police are reviewing some surveillance footage in the area.
A neighbor spoke to News 4’s Rachele Mongiovi and described what he heard when the accident happened.
“I was watching TV about midnight and I heard a real loud boom. When I looked out there was somebody laying on the ground across the street,” said Dennis Mazur, resident.
Investigators are looking for a vehicle with front end damage.
The speed limit for the area where the man was hit is 55 miles per hour. There are no sidewalks on the road, but there is a wide shoulder.
Some neighbors living near the scene say they’re fearful to walk their street after this accident.
“My wife walks just about everyday, definitely on weekends in the early morning, so I’m concerned. She tends to walk from here down to the crossroad and back and with all that traffic you just never know,” said Troy Stekl, resident.
Because the driver left the scene, it is a felony and a criminal investigation.
Anyone with information on the incident can call the police department’s Accident Investigation Unit at (716) 683-2800 ext. 105.