Westchester County student riding scooter fatally struck by cargo van


YONKERS, NEW YORK, NY – A municipal worker in Westchester County is facing charges following an accident last week that killed a teenage student.

According to the New York Post, the incident took place on McLean Avenue in Yonkers on Wednesday. Police said a 16-year-old boy was riding a scooter westbound in the eastbound lane when he was struck head-on by an eastbound Chevy Express cargo van.

The victim was pronounced dead the next day at an area hospital.  He was reported to have been a student at Archbishop Stepinac, an all-boys Catholic school in White Plains.

The driver of the van was identified as 46-year-old Stephen Dolan, an off-duty Department of Public Works employee.

Yonkers police said Dolan was identified by surveillance footage and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.  Investigators believe that Dolan was drinking alcohol prior to the crash and was driving under the influence.  He may face additional charges in the incident.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was quoted as saying that police are “conducting a full and fair investigation so that the District Attorney can hold him fully accountable under the law.”

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