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Police investigating a fatal overnight hit and run

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 11:02:10-04

Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday morning just after 3 a.m. in the area of Broadway and Gatchell Street.

Investigators say a 30-year-old male, was struck by an SUV headed eastbound on Broadway while he crossed the street. 

According to police, the victim was transported to ECMC with serious injuries and was later pronounced dead. 

The vehicle also hit an NFTA bus shelter after striking the man. Police are telling us the unoccupied SUV was recovered a short time later and is now in police custody. 

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential TIPCALL line at (716) 847-2255.

This is the fourth hit and run in Buffalo since May 26th. Three of them have been deadly, a fourth critically injured a seven year-old boy. Police have made no arrests in any of the cases.