BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – A Chautauqua County man has been indicted after allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist with his pickup truck.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Nicholas Rosado was arraigned on several felony charges including leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death and driving while intoxicated.
Back in July, prosecutors accused Rosado of hitting a bicyclist near Kenefick Avenue in the City of Buffalo before allegedly fleeing the scene. The 27-year-old victim later died from his injuries.
Later that night, West Seneca Police spotted his pickup truck reportedly hit a tree. As officers approached his vehicle, Rosado exited vehicle and allegedly attempted to run from police.
Rosado was eventually arrested and accused of driving drunk. Police also allegedly found Suboxone in his possession.
If convicted of the highest charge, Rosado faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.