Headlines: Car fire, driver flees after hitting biker, arrest made in Mahopac deadly hit-and-run

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 10:56 AM

Updated 1,030 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A car burst into flames in Chestnut Ridge Sunday afternoon. Both Ramapo police and South Spring Valley Fire Department responded to the scene of Scotland Hill Road. There is no word on the cause of the fire or if there are any injuries.
A Mount Vernon man is facing hit-and-run charges for allegedly striking a bicyclist in New Hyde Park. Police say Hanser Marte-Fernandez, 25, hit the cyclist at the intersection of Jasmine Avenue and Terrace Boulevard before fleeing on Wednesday. The victim suffered injuries to his right elbow and arm. Marte-Fernandez was issued a ticket to appear in court today.
An arrest has now been made in a fatal hit and run. Police say 61-year-old James Crecco Sr. was struck on South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac around 8 p.m. Friday. He died at Westchester Medical Center after the crash. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Crecco Sr.


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