Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

October 26, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 7:22 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

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October 26, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 7:22 AM EDT

After nearly a month long search, a man involved with a fatal hit and run is in custody.

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - A thirty-two year old Tonawanda man is in custody for a hit and run accident that killed a Buffalo woman.

It all happened in the early morning hours of October 2. The man, whose name is not being release, hit April Smith, 48, as she was crossing Broadway Avenue in Buffalo.

CrimeStoppers announced last week at a press conference, that they were looking for the driver of a green Chevy Trailblazer. They also said that a $1,000 reward would be given to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. This encouraged someone to come forward with tips that lead to the arrest.

The victim's daughter Theresa Smith also spoke out at that same press conference. She said her family hopes that justice will be served.

"She really did not deserve to be left there like that. She was the mother of seven kids and five grand kids. She was one of the most wonderful people ever. She really did not deserve to go like that," Smith said.

Buffalo police have not release the suspect's name or any further information about the case. The man is expected be arraigned in city court at 9 a.m.