BUCHANAN N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A 17-year veteran of the FDNY has been charged in a deadly hit-and-run in Westchester County.
Firefighter Eric Werner is accused of fatally striking a 63-year-old man on Route 9A in Buchanan Saturday.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
Investigators say a distinctive piece of car trim found at the scene lead them to Werner. The vehicle was later found inside a trailer in Peekskill.READ MORE: Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck Opens In Midtown
“We do have reason to believe that there was the possibility of trying to hide the car or tamper with things. That’s still under investigation,” John Hodges of the Westchester County police said.MORE NEWS: Police On Hunt For Occupant Of Black Or Dark Blue Honda Wanted In Westfield, N.J. Home Invasion And Sexual Assault
Werner is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The FDNY says he will be suspended without pay as the investigation continues.