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Cheektowaga police release images in fatal hit-and-run by airport

Cheektowaga police have released images of the vehicle they believe struck and killed a pedestrian on Genesee Street on Aug. 8.

Police also released pictures of a small piece of a car part found at the scene.

Police are trying to identify a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run by figuring out what this car part is. (Cheektowaga Police)

Investigators are hoping the public can help identify the make and model of the vehicle from the images.

Robert Prigl, 55, was killed Aug. 8.

The vehicle involved will have front-end damage, according to police.

The small, black plastic part – about 3/4 of an inch long – may be some type of clip to a front grill assembly or some other front-end part, police said in a Facebook post.

Robert Prigl, 55, of Depew and Fort Myers, Fla., was struck in front of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 8. He was on his way to the airport to catch a flight back to Florida.

Police ask anyone who can help identify the vehicle or the part to call the department's Accident Investigation Unit at 716-686-3580. Tips may also be texted anonymously to 847411. Those sending texts are asked to begin the message with CPDNY.

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