ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 65-year-old Rochester man is dead after being struck by a car just outside Highmark Stadium Monday night, the Orchard Park Police Department said.
Police said the collision happened on Southwestern Boulevard outside the stadium at around 8:30 p.m., just minutes after the Bills game kicked off. Orchard Park police said they responded to the scene and located the victim lying in the street.
Khairullah I. Hasein, a 32-year-old delivery driver from Buffalo, was arraigned Tuesday morning on one count of leaving the scene of incident resulting in death for his alleged role in the hit-and-run.
According to Orchard Park police, witnesses reported that the vehicle allegedly fled the scene, heading eastbound on Southwestern Boulevard, but a bystander had gotten the plate number and description of the vehicle. The Orchard Park Police Department said on Facebook that the gray Toyota Camry allegedly involved left the scene with a damaged windshield.
The person struck was transported to ECMC where he was later pronounced dead.
Orchard Park police told News 4 the Erie County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit assisted at the scene.
Route 20 was closed from Abbott Road to California Road due to the incident, but was reopened as of 10:54 p.m.
Orchard Park police said the eastbound lanes of Milestrip Road between Abbott and California was closed for another separate injury accident. The second accident, police said, occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at the intersection of Milestrip and Abbott roads. They said a 36-year-old Buffalo man was stuck by a vehicle while he attempted to cross the street against the crosswalk sign. Following an investigation, police said, the vehicle had the right-of-way at the time of the accident.
The victim was transported to ECMC with serious injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
This is a developing story, News 4 will provide updates when information becomes available.
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