Connecticut man charged in deadly Salina hit-and-run crash

Chiragkumar Patel

Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies have arrested the man who they say struck and killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday morning.

Sheriffs say Chiragkumar Patel of Southington, Connecticut was driving on Electronics Parkway around 2:40 a.m. when he hit 48-year-old Michael Mahoney of Liverpool and drove away.

Mahoney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies found Patel's car late Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Norstar Apartments on Henry Clay Boulevard. On Sunday afternoon, Patel was found in the 400 block of Old Liverpool Road.

Patel is charged with a leaving the scene of an accident without reporting (death), a felony. He was arraigned Sunday evening in the Town of Salina Court, and is being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center pending $200,000 cash or bond.