YONKERS: A DPW Employee Was Arrested In A Fatal Hit-And-Run Of A 16-Year-Old Boy
YONKERS (WESTCHESTER COUNTY) NY: A Yonkers man is facing charges for a hit-and-run that killed a 16-year-old boy.
Christopher Jack "CJ" Hackett, a Yonkers resident, was riding an electric scooter on McLean Avenue when he was hit by a city worker who was allegedly driving a van while intoxicated who fled the scene.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died the next morning.
Yonkers Police officials said 46-year-old Stephen Dolan was arrested Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.
Stephen Dolan, is a 46-year-old Yonkers resident and city Department of Public Works employee.
He was arraigned in Yonkers City Court and his 2004 Chevrolet Express van was impounded as evidence.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement. "As for the accused driver, who is a City employee, the Police Department is conducting a full and fair investigation so that the District Attorney can hold him fully accountable under the law."
Friends and family have created a makeshift memorial outside of McLean Plaza to pray and leave flowers.
A prayer service will be held today for a 16-year-old Yonkers boy at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.
The school posted condolences on Facebook advised that counselors would be available for students who would like to gather and share their memories of the teen.
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UPDATE: The Yonkers Department of Public Works employee accused of driving the vehicle that fatally struck a teen had his license suspended and his bail set at $250,000.
Stephen Dolan, 46, who was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury resulting in death – a class D felony.
He was unable to make bail and is due back in court Aug. 12.
Service and funeral arrangement information for 16-year-old Christopher Jack Hackett has not been made public yet.