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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in South Buffalo

The bicyclist was struck a short time after 10 p.m. at Abbott Road and Kenefick Avenue. The vehicle left the scene of the accident.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A bicyclist was killed when they were struck by a vehicle Thursday night in South Buffalo.

The bicyclist was struck a short time after 10 p.m. at Abbott Road and Kenefick Avenue, and the vehicle left the scene, according to Buffalo Police.

The person who died was identified Saturday evening as 27-year-old Theodore Dionne of West Seneca.

Buffalo Police commissioner Joseph Gramaglia announced that an arrest had been made during a Friday news conference.

"I think in last night's case, let's talk about that one for what I can talk about at this point, was a hit and run a vehicle. A truck, struck a person on a bicycle and fled the scene. The individual died at the scene," he said.

The vehicle was later spotted in West Seneca, where police there engaged in a pursuit, he said. 

"They were able to take that stop that vehicle and get that individual into into custody," Gramaglia said. "The individual was charged with driving while intoxicated. I don't know what other charges that person face. You'll have to get that from West Seneca Police."

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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