Fatal hit and run outside airport

Deadly Hit & Run

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Cheektowaga Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident on Genesee street outside the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Police have identified the victim as 55-year-old Robert Prigl, of Depew, NY and Fort Meyers, Florida.

The unknown vehicle was west bound on Genesee Street at 4:52 when it reportedly struck Prigl.

Investigators are looking for surveillance video from nearby buildings.

The accident closed westbound Genesee Street between Holtz Drive and Route 33 for several hours.

The Accident Investigation Unit is following up on several leads but are also asking for anyone that may have witnessed the accident to contact the Cheektowaga Police Department.

The vehicle may have front end damage. 

If anyone witnessed the accident or observed a vehicle in the area with damage at the time of the accident, they are asked to contact the Cheektowaga Police Accident Investigation Unit at (716) 686-3580.

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