CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information on a fatal hit-and-run in Cheektowaga.
The incident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on August 8. It took place on Genesee St. in front of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
At the time, 55-year-old Depew resident Robert Prigl was crossing the street when a vehicle struck him.
The vehicle is described as an older GM product, possibly from the 1970s or 80s.
Examples of this kind of car are:
- Buick Regal
- Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- Olds Cutlass
- Pontiac Grand Prix
- Buick Riviera
- Cadillac Eldorado
- Cadillac DeVille
The vehicle was believed to be light in color. Authorities think it was either silver, white, light beige or light blue.
The vehicle also may have had a landau vinyl roof along the back.
The driver may have tried to cover up the incident, saying things like they struck a deer, or they do not want to go through insurance.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161.