A young student from the Hudson Valley was killed near a popular supermarket.
On Thursday, the Yonkers Police Department confirmed an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that killed a 16-year-old boy from Westchester County, New York.
Westchester County, New York, teenager killed in hit-and-run accident in Yonkers, New York
A 16-year-old student from Archbishop Stepinac High School was hit by a van that drove away shortly after midnight on Wednesday August 3.
The accident happened in the 660 McLean Avenue area. ACME Markets is located at 660 McClean Avenue in Yonkers, New York, according to Google.
Hudson Valley, New York, teenager killed on scooter
CBS reports that CJ Hackett was riding a scooter when he was fatally hit by a pickup truck on McLean Avenue.
The 16-year-old died of his injuries on Thursday, according to Yonkers police.
“The City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Police Department extend their sincere condolences to the victim’s family and his school community,” the Yonkers Police Department said in a news release.
Archbishop Stepinac High School confirms death of student
Archbishop Stepinac High School confirmed that Hackett died in an accident and added kind words about Hackett from his guidance counselor.
“It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Christopher Jack (CJ) Hackett. Mr. Russo, CJ’s Advisor, said it best today: “CJ is a wonderful kid with a heart. tremendous. He always went out of his way for others. ‘We know many of his classmates are struggling in their grief as they share the same feelings as Mr. Russo as they reflect on the impact on CJ’s life,’ Archbishop Stepinac High School wrote on Facebook.
Advice is available for students on Friday and early next week.
Van driver arrested in Westchester County, New York
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The driver of the van is accused of fleeing. Police quickly found the van and took the driver into custody. Fees and other details are expected.
“Yonkers Police Detectives have located the van and have a suspect in custody; criminal charges are expected. A press release with additional information will be issued shortly,” the Yonkers Police Department said.
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