ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB/WROC) — A man was arrested after a hit-and-run just outside of Highmark Stadium in Buffalo claimed the life of a Rochester man.
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. Officers said they found the man lying in the street.
The victim, a 65-year-old man, was taken to the Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to the Erie County DA’s Office, 32-year-old Khairullah I. Hasein, a delivery driver in Buffalo, was accused of driving away from the scene without reporting the incident. According to the DA, Hasein’s nine-year-old child was in the car with him.
Erie County DA John J. Flynn clarifies that he is only being charged with leaving the scene of the crime.
“There is no indication that there is alcohol involved, no indication that there is drugs involved, no indication that speeding was involved, no reckless driving, no driving while looking at a cell phone. There’s no traffic violations that are attached to this charge,” said Flynn.
Hasein was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison. He is currently being held without bail.
He is set to return to court on Friday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.