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Yonkers Public Works employee arrested in deadly hit-and-run of 16-year-old CJ Hackett

YONKERS, N.Y. — A Yonkers man is dealing with prices for a hit-and-run that killed a 16-year-old boy

Police mentioned 46-year-old Stephen Dolan was arrested Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of a motorcar accident ensuing in dying.

Dolan is accused of hitting 16-year-old CJ Hackett simply after midnight Wednesday on McClean Avenue. Hackett, a rising senior at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, was using an electrical scooter when he was struck. 

CBS2’s Tony Aiello spoke with heartbroken members of the Hackett’s close-knit neighborhood. 

 “He’s 16, he’s friends with everyone, the older kids, the younger kids. He has a little brother at home. Can’t even imagine how he feels,” classmate Matt Hanley Jr. mentioned.

“Quick to smile, always looking to laugh,” trainer Matt Hanley Sr. added.

Dolan is a Yonkers Department of Public Works employee, and investigators imagine he consumed alcohol earlier than the crash and was underneath the affect of intoxicants. 

“Our hearts go out to Christopher Hackett’s family and to his friends. This young man’s life was tragically and senselessly cut short,” Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano mentioned in an announcement. “As for the accused driver, who is a City employee, the Police Department is conducting a full and fair investigation so that the District Attorney can hold him fully accountable under the law.” 

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