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Lewiston man surrenders and faces charge in fatal hit-and-run

A 22-year-old Lewiston man surrendered to members of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday after a hit-and-run incident earlier in the day that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Buffalo woman.

Carmen Crapsi was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Crapsi was arraigned in Town of Cambria Court. Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. He was taken to Niagara County Jail, according the sheriff’s office.

Shortly after 5 a.m., Lewiston police responded to a 911 call reporting a person lying on the side of Lewiston Road, near the Upper Mountain Road Overpass. Police found the victim had been fatally struck by a southbound vehicle.

Police today identified the victim as Lorelei Walker.

The sheriff’s office and the Lewiston Police Department are still investigating the accident.

Investigators located the vehicle Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 438-3393, Ext. 1.