Man believed to be skateboarding fatally struck by vehicle on Niagara Street

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man who was believed to be skateboarding is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning on Niagara Street, Buffalo police officials announced.

Police said a white Dodge Durango was traveling south on Niagara Street near Fargo Avenue around 12:45 a.m. when it struck the “possible skateboarder.” The 21-year-old victim, who was not identified, was declared deceased at the scene.

The Durango is alleged to have continued traveling on Niagara Street before it struck a parked vehicle, according to police. The driver then allegedly fled on foot.

Authorities said they have questioned an individual in connection with the incident, and the Durango is currently in police custody.

A portion of Niagara Street was closed to traffic Wednesday morning for multiple hours as a result of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text Buffalo police’s confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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Adam Gorski is a Buffalo native who joined the News 4 team in 2022. You can find more of his work here.

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