Man arrested in connection with fatal Schenectady hit and run


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Schenectady Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit and run. Roddy Delagrandeanse, 23, has been accused of hitting the victim, Carolyn Lord, 61, with his vehicle as she crossed the street.

Lord was killed in the incident, which took place close to the intersection of Broadway and Millard Street at around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Officers also say a second vehicle struck Lord as she lay in the roadway and left the scene. The driver of the second vehicle has yet to be charged.

Police claim Delagrandeanse “drove away without attempting to render aid or call for emergency assistance.” He has been charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, resulting in death. The charge is a class D felony.

While appearing at Schenectady City Court on Wednesday, the 23-year-old was also arraigned on was multiple outstanding warrants pertaining to speed and suspended license violations, as well as a bench warrant for bail jumping.

The incident is still under investigation and further updates will be provided as they become available. Those with information are asked to call the Schenectady Police Department Tips Line at 518-788-6566.

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