UPDATE (May 16 at 10:32 a.m.) — An 18-year-old Onondaga man is in custody Monday after he turned himself in to Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say Lyndon McMullen (pictured right) hit 24-year-old Luis Berrios and 65-year-old Benjamin Berrios May 5 on Meredith Avenue in Nedrow. He then fled the scene and left his Honda SUV unattended on the Onondaga Nation, according to Sheriff’s Office. Luis Berrios died from his injuries May 8.
McMullen, who police believe had an “ongoing dispute” with Luis, has been charged with second degree murder and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says McMullen will be arraigned 9:30 Tuesday morning
Update (May 6 at 11:23 a.m.) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office have released the name of the 24-year-old who was injured, along with more details of the pedestrian he was walking with.
The 24-year-old, who is still in critical condition, was identified at Luis Berrios of Nedrow. He was walking with his uncle, 65-year-old Benjamin Berrios. Benjamin Berrios was located a short time after the accident with serious injuries and transported to Upstate University Hospital, the sheriff’s office says.
The sheriff’s office adds that they have identified and located the white SUV suspected of hitting the two pedestrians in Onondaga Nation. The vehicle was unoccupied.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run crash that occurred on Meredith Avenue Thursday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office says that they responded to the 100 block of Meredith Avenue for a reported hit and run around 4:27 p.m. that involved two pedestrians. When they arrived, they found a 24-year-old man on the side of the road with significant injuries. The sheriff’s office says that he was transported to Upstate University Hospital and is in critical condition.
Investigators say that the man was walking on the side of the road with another unidentified person when they were struck from behind by a white SUV. The SUV, the sheriff’s office says, should have noticeable front-end damage. They add continued eastbound on Meredith Avenue before going south on South Salina Street.
The investigation is active and ongoing.