Man sentenced for accident in Yonkers that killed teenage scooter rider


YONKERS, WESTCHESTER COUNTY – A man was sentenced last week for a crash that killed a teenager in Westchester County, Lohud reports.

47-year-old Stephen Dolan was ordered to serve 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in state prison for the Aug. 3, 2022 accident that claimed the life of a student at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.

Police said the victim was riding a scooter westbound in the eastbound lane of McLean Avenue near Cricklewood North when he was struck head-on by an eastbound Chevy Express cargo van driven by Dolan, an off-duty Department of Public Works employee.

The victim was pronounced dead the next day at Jacobi Hospital.

Authorities said Dolan drove away from the scene after stopping briefly.  Dolan had allegedly spent hours drinking at a bar in the Bronx prior to the accident.  He was identified by surveillance footage, license plate readers, and a broken Chevrolet emblem after the incident.

Dolan pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving while intoxicated.

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