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19 year old Albany man turns himself in after weekend fatal hit and run

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BY TARYN FITSIK

ALBANY, N.Y.--19 year old Alfred Zwack turned himself into police Monday morning, after a fatal hit and run accident that took the the life of 29 year old James Oki.

Oki was a Shaker High School graduate, who served in the U.S. Navy for six years.

Oki's younger sister April describes her brother as a man with a huge heart, saying she only wishes the driver of the vehicle thought twice before he drove so recklessly.

"If the man who did this to him even had a slight knowledge of who my brother was, he would never have left him there like that," she says.

Oki describes her brother James as a man who lived to make others happy. She says he was finishing his degree in communication at the College of St. Rose.

Oki says right now, there are so many unanswered questions about her brother's death.

"Why did you have to pass the other car? Why were you so impatient?," she asks. "Why were you driving without a license? Why did you leave my brother to die on the ground?"

The hit and run happened on Quail Street, police say 19-year-old Alfred Zwack allegedly went around another car traveling in the same direction and struck Oki.

Oki died at Albany Medical Center from head trauma.

"It's good to know he's been apprehended and caught," she says. "They're going to press charges, but at the end of the day, whatever justice is served, James is gone still."

During the interview, News 10's Taryn Fitsik asked "Is there anything you'd like to say to the 19 year old that was arrested today?"

"Um, I don't know," she answered. "I just want him to know there is no hatred in our hearts for him. I only wish he would have been strong enough to come forward when it happened, and been there to be remorseful."

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