Police Release Cause Of Death In Hit-And-Run Accident


State police say the western New York man who was killed in Sunday night's hit-and-run accident in St. Lawrence County died from blunt force trauma.

The autopsy showed 19 year old Benjamin Schick of Lancaster had injuries consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle. 

The manner of death was determined to be accidental. 

Police also released the name of the owner of the car, which had been reported stolen an hour after the accident.

They said 26 year old Devin Ferguson-Brenno of Ogdensburg reported his 2001 Honda CRV was stolen at approximately 9 p.m. from the Echos on the Lake convenience store in Edwardsville, which is located near the accident scene.

That's roughly the same time Schick was struck and killed while walking along County Route 6, also known as the Black Lake Road.

The vehicle was reported stolen to Ogdensburg police at around 10 p.m.

Roughly 12 hours later, the car was found on Manson Street in the city of Ogdensburg.

The vehicle is now being processed for evidence.

Schick was was pronounced dead after being taken to Claxton-Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg.

Troopers said 19 year old John Robinson, also of Lancaster, was walking with Schick.

Robinson was not struck and was able to provide police with a description of the car.
State police are asking that if anyone has information regarding the accident or the stolen vehicle to call 315-393-3350 or 315-379-0012.

See our earlier report

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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