CICERO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Police identified the victim involved in a fatal pedestrian accident as 20-year-old Chatuma M. Crawford from Kirkville, NY, who died after being hit by a car Friday night at the intersection of Northern- Boulevard and Totman Road in the Town of Cicero at approximately 7:00 pm.
New York State Police spokesman Trooper Jack Keller tells NewsChannel 9 that Crawford was hit by an off-duty Cicero Police Officer after trying to retrieve a phone from the middle of the road.
Keller says Chatuma Crawford had an argument with a woman while they were in a car, and he threw the phone into the street. When he left the car to retrieve the phone, he was struck by another vehicle. Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene.
There have been no charges filed, but the investigation continues.
Since the accident involved a police officer, the New York State Attorney General’s office has taken over the investigation.
Stay with NewsChannel 9 for more details as they become available.