Police Find Stolen Vehicle Allegedly Used In Fatal Hit-And-Run
Police have found the vehicle they believe was used in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 19-year-old man from western New York.
The blue 2001 Honda CRV was found on Mansion Avenue in Ogdensburg, near St. Marguerite D'Youville Academy.
"We just drove up from St. Marguerite's, going to get a grinder and we looked over and saw the vehicle," said Robert Paige, who spotted the vehicle.
"We turned around and we came back, the police were coming right behind us."
The vehicle was reported stolen from Echoes on the Lake convenience store in Edwardsville, not far from where 19 year old Benjamin Schick of Lancaster, N.Y., was struck and killed while walking along County Route 6 -- also known as the Black Lake Road -- at around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Troopers say 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 vehicle.
The eastbound vehicle continued traveling after hitting Schick..
Schick was taken to Claxton-Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The vehicle was reported stolen to Ogdensburg police around 10 p.m. The license plate number is GDT5129.
Anyone with information about the accident or the vehicle can call 315-393-3350 or 315-379-0012.
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