Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

An arrest has been made in the June 2016 hit-and-run killing of a bicyclist in Schuylerville.



Victor Pelaez, 44, of Pelham Bay has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death.



Pelaez was driving his SUV traveling east on East Tremont Avenue when he struck a bicyclist attempting to cross the street mid-block.



Pelaez then left the scene.



Emergency services arrived at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Mayflower Avenue where they found the victim dead from severe body trauma.



The victim was 26-year-old Giovanni Nin of Foxhurst. He was one his way to see his girlfriend when he was hit.


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