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Teen charged with leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in Gates

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier this month in Gates, New York.

Joshua Reis of Greece has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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According to the Gates Police Department, Reis was driving his family’s SUV when it struck 55-year-old Brenda Wells on Elmgrove Road near the YMCA. Wells later died of her injuries.

Police Chief Rob Long stated that there were passengers in the SUV at the time of the accident, and they are now cooperating with the investigation. Reis was arraigned and has been released. The case is still under investigation.