Man Arrested in Highway Hit-Run That Killed Teen Driver

A Yonkers man was arrested in the hit-and-run crash that killed an 18-year-old driver as he waited inside his broken-down vehicle on the side of the Saw Mill Parkway in Yonkers early Monday morning, police say. 

Police on Tuesday charged a 19-year-old man with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, a felony. He will be arraigned Tuesday in Yonkers City Court. 

The slain motorist, identified by police as Zachary Dunn of Yonkers, pulled over on the northbound Saw Mill Parkway under the McLean Avenue bridge when his vehicle broke down just before 3 a.m., according to police.

Dunn's car was stopped between the right lane and the shoulder of the highway when an Acura TSX rear-ended it, critically hurting Dunn, police said. 

The people inside the Acura TSX quickly got into another car, a similar gray or blue Acura TSX, or a vehicle that resembles the make and model, and they all took off, police said.

Dunn was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead. A passenger in his car was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police said as many as three vehicles and nine people may have been involved and that they were possibly street racing. 

"We don't know how organized it was, but we can say high speed and reckless driving was involved," said Westchester County police spokesman John Hodges. 

Dunn is not believed to be connected to the two drivers in any way. 

Dunn, who was supposed to start his freshman year at Westchester Community College Tuesday, is survived by his mother, father and brother. 

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