The white SUV that killed a 60-year-old Buffalo man on the 2300 block of Bailey Avenue in a hit-and-run accident on May 26 has been found and two people of interest are under the scrutiny of police.
"The suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run has been recovered and brought to the police garage for forensic analysis and we have identified two people of interest," Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo said in a brief news conference outside Police Headquarters.
Arthur Redrick was struck and killed by the Lincoln MKX at about 6:40 p.m. The vehicle was found about a mile from the scene of the crash and had heavy front end and windshield damage.
Amherst Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Department assisted city accident investigators in narrowing down the number of vehicles that could have been involved in the collision, Rinaldo said, adding that surveillance video obtained from the area helped speed up the investigation.
The video was obtained from cameras that are registered in SafeCam, a voluntary program that allows police access to video cameras installed by businesses and private citizens.
Rinaldo also said the department is continuing to urge anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact the confidential tip line at 847-5522.