Reward offered for information on fatal Cheektowaga hit-and-run

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.

MORE | See images of the vehicle police think may have been involved in the incident here.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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