- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on a street outside the Buffalo airport.

Police in the suburban town of Cheektowaga say a man in his 50s was crossing Genesee Street along the Buffalo Niagara International Airport property when he was hit by a vehicle around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle’s driver fled the scene.

Police later identified the victim as 55-year-old Robert Prigl, of nearby Depew (deh-PYOO’), and Fort Myers, Florida.

Investigators are checking with nearby businesses to see if any surveillance video of the accident is available.

Genesee Street was closed during the investigation but has since reopened.

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