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Sheriff discusses deadly hit and run case where sources say investigator may have been following woman charged

Weeks after sources told NewsChannel 9 that a Sheriff’s Investigator was with Alicia Alampi shortly before she allegedly struck and killed a Liverpool man walking on Park Street, the Onondaga County Sheriff answered questions about the incident.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Weeks after sources told NewsChannel 9 that a Sheriff’s Investigator was with Alicia Alampi shortly before she allegedly struck and killed a Liverpool man walking on Park Street, the Onondaga County Sheriff answered questions about the incident.

The sources told NewsChannel 9 that the investigator may have been following Alampi when the incident occurred.

“This is an ongoing investigation by the Syracuse Police Department and I’m really not in a position to be able to say anything until the investigation is completed and the Syracuse Police Department gives us whatever information they were able to gather,” Sheriff Kevin Walsh said during an event held to announce that he won’t run for reelection.

Sources told NewsChannel 9 that the car being driven by the investigator was impounded.

The Sheriff said Monday that the impounded car was not a department vehicle.

“As far as I know, it was not one of our vehicles,” he said.

The Sheriff said that the investigator is still working.

“He is still working. There have been no charges. I don’t believe there is anything that I am aware of that could be charged, but again until the investigation is completed I don't want to comment,” he said.

Alampi, 39, has been charged with felonies including vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and leaving the scene of a fatal crash, as well as misdemeanors including driving while intoxicated.

Police say Alampi drove away after she struck 27-year-old Robert BeVard of Liverpool, but her license plate was still at the scene when emergency crews and officers arrived around 12:25 a.m.

Sources told NewsChannel 9 that a Sheriff’s investigator was observed on surveillance video drinking with Alampi at an establishment at Destiny USA.

Neither the District Attorney’s office, nor Syracuse Police have charged anyone in the incident aside from Alampi.

According to police, Alampi’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit.

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