Cortlandt, NY (May 9, 2020) – On Thursday night, a fatal pedestrian crash took place at the intersection of East Main Street and Locust Avenue in Cortlandt.
Police determined that a 19-year-old man was operating a motor vehicle headed westbound on East Main Street when he struck a 37-year-old pedestrian identified as Luis Rivera.
The driver, soon identified as Karan Kanojia, fled the scene of the accident without reporting it to the police.
Rivera was transported to Westchester Medical Center but, while there, he succumbed to his injuries.
Police eventually caught up with Kanojia and charged him with fleeing the scene of an accident without reporting.
The investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
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