Irondequoit Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run on N. Goodman Street
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHAM) - Irondequoit Police say they are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on North Goodman Street.
According to police, officers responded to the area of North Goodman Street and Baker Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where a woman was found dead in the road.
Police believe the woman was crossing North Goodman Street when she was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Elizabeth Maier was on her way to the Public Market with her family when she came across the body. At first, she thought it was a deer.
"As we got closer, it wasn’t. we saw legs, and we thought, ‘Oh my God,’ it’s a body," said Maier. "I just put my head down, like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a person."
Maier says police showed up within seconds of her arriving, and blocked off the scene. She could see the victim was a woman.
"You don’t really know how to process what you just saw," said Maier.
Although Maier didn't witness the accident, the sight of the woman's body in the road is something she thought she'd never see.
"You try to close your eyes and pretend it’s not, that you’re just dreaming."
Joseph Ilardo lives two houses down from where the accident happened. He didn't know anything was wrong until he went to church, and saw the roads blocked off.
"(Cars) tend to accelerate as they come down the hill, it’s the highway syndrome," said Ilardo.
Ilardo says he was heartbroken to hear the victim died, and left in the road by the driver.
"Irresponsible, uncaring, we’re supposed to be compassionate toward one another and that just shows an utter lack of integrity."
No arrests have been made yet. Police are asking for anyone with information to call 911.
The woman has not been identified.
This is a developing story. 13WHAM will continue to provide updates as they become available.