Ford pickup believed to be involved in fatal hit-and-run is located in a storage unit in Town of Canandaigua
Police in Canandaigua say they have identified a person of interest in the investigation after a fatal car-pedestrian wreck on South Main Street near Niagara Street. They also believe they have located the truck involved.
On Oct. 26 Investigators with the Canandaigua Police Department responded to a storage facility in the Town of Canandaigua and with a search warrant located a green 1956 Ford pickup truck.
No charges have been filed yet but the investigation is active and ongoing.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, when a classic Ford pickup truck collided with a person who was disabled and wheelchair bound.
The 62-year-old victim, identified as Edwin Wesley, was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital where he died.
The person of interest has been identified, according to police.
“Anyone who is knowingly aiding in the concealment of the vehicle may face criminal charges,” officials with Canandaigua PD said in a news release.
Anyone with information is asked to call (585) 337-2109.
Elderly, disabled man in wheelchair killed in Canandaigua car-pedestrian crash: Driver flees scene in classic car
Police say an elderly, disabled man who was trying to cross the street late Saturday afternoon in Canandaigua has died after a hit and run crash.
At 6:09 p.m. on Saturday police responded to South Main Street near Niagara Street for the report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian then fled the scene.
Upon arrival it was determined that a disabled, elderly male was operating a motorized scooter, when he crossed the street at the marked cross walk, and was hit by a person operating a 1950s era green Ford pickup truck.
The victim was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital where he died from injuries in the crash. The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of family.
Police say investigators are asking for the public’s help locating the green pickup truck and its operator. A photo of the vehicle in question was provided and is uploaded below.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD at (585)337-2109 or PJM@canandaiguanewyork.gov.
Information provided can be anonymously.