TOWN OF NIAGARA, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State police have identified the pedestrian killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run in the Town of Niagara.
The hit-and-run occurred on Lockport Road between Military Road and Norman Street sometime overnight or early Saturday morning, police discovered the body after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Troopers say the victim is 22-year-old Maxim Vyazovoy of Niagara Falls.
They said he was walking on the north side of the roadway and was struck by a vehicle-traveling west bound on Lockport Road.
The Niagara County Coroner pronounced Vyazovoy dead at the scene.
Police utilized car parts and evidence at the scene and were able to locate the vehicle although no arrest has been made as of now.
Family members have started a GoFundme page. On that page his sister states her brother was quote "left for dead to freeze" and that her family is "devastated".
"If anyone has any information or saw anything suspicious right on this stretch of Lockport Road to contact the state police," remarked Trooper James O'Callaghan.
Anyone with information can contact NYSP at 585-344-6200.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
The victim's sister also wrote on the GoFundMe page that her brother Max "had a big heart and loved the company of his family and friends".
The page also states the money raised will help his mother pay for the cremation and wake of her son.
Vyazovoy's Facebook page indicates he was a graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School.