Schenectady police arrest driver in fatal hit and run accident

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SCHENECTADY, NY (NEWS10) – The Schenectady Police Department have made an arrest of the driver in the fatal hit and run accident that occurred on Wednesday.

At approximately 7:30 P.M., a 19-year-old Cassandra Boone was crossing Erie Blvd. when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. She was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center after the accident.

Schenectady police received a tip regarding the vehicle involved and located the driver.

Anthony Gallo, 34, is charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident resulting in death without reporting, a class D Felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle in the 2nd Degree, an unclassified Misdemeanor, and the vehicle and traffic law infractions.

Gallo had 10 suspensions on his driver license at the time of the accident.

The investigation is still open as the department awaits toxicology results.

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