WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester teen has been arrested and charged with a felony in connection to the fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred early Monday morning on a stretch of the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway near McLean Avenue in Yonkers.
Junior Silverio-Ventura, 19, of Groshon Avenue in Yonkers has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, a felony. He was held overnight at county police headquarters in Hawthorne and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Yonkers City Court, said Kieran O'Leary, public information officer for Westchester County Police.
The accident occurred about 2:50 a.m. Monday on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway near McLean Avenue in Yonkers. A Nissan Sentra that had a flat tire and was stopped in the roadway was rear-ended by an Acura TSX. The occupants of the Acura abandoned that vehicle and got into another car, also an Acura TSX, and fled the scene, according to O'Leary.
Westchester County Police detectives were able to identify the persons involved in the incident and charged Silverio-Ventura with being the driver of the Acura that rear-ended the Nissan Sentra, O'Leary said. The Yonkers Police Department assisted in the investigation.
Zachary Dunn, 18, of Yonkers, the driver of the Sentra, was killed in the collision. His passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Westchester County Police Commissioner George N. Longworth said the investigation was continuing and additional charges were possible. He thanked the Yonkers police for its assistance.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Westchester County Police at 914-864-7701. All calls are confidential.