This story has been updated.
A tow-truck driver who died from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on I-95 in Harrison on Thursday morning as been identified as a Yonkers resident by state police.
According to police, shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday, 32-year-old Salvator Brescia was tending to a disabled vehicle in the northbound lane on I-95 near exit 18B (White Plains/ Mamaroneck Avenue) when he was struck by a motorist that proceeded to speed off.
He was transported to Greenwich Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Brescia was an employee of Vincent Service Towing in Mamaroneck, which handles calls on I-95. On the Vincent Service Facebook page, a post identified the driver as "Sal," mourning his death. The owners of the company could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
"The Vincent Service family mourns today for the loss of one of our own. Sal was not only an extremely talented and hard-working young man, but an incredible and invaluable friend and brother," the post read. "In a time like this, no words give much relief to the pain, but just know Sal's second family at Vincent Service will always hold him close to our hearts and be here to support those touched by the loss."
New York State Police were forced to shut down two lanes of I-95 as they investigate the accident and attempt to locate the hit-and-run driver. The accident is being reconstructed by the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was fully opened up before 11 a.m.
Anyone with information about the crash can contact State Police in Tarrytown at (845) 727-2280 or the Hawthorne Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (914) 769-2000.
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