Liberty man killed by hit-and-run driver

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The accident occurred in front of this house on Route 52 in Liberty

MONTICELLO – Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run collision on Saturday night.  

Deputies were called to 2642 State Route 52 in Liberty at about 9:45 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck. The location is between Frankie Lane and Hanoffee Drive. At the scene, deputies found 60-year-old Dennis Toscano dead on the shoulder of the highway. The investigation revealed that the victim was unloading groceries from his car when a vehicle, traveling westbound towards White Sulphur Springs, struck him and fled the scene. 

Sheriff’s detectives believe that the suspect vehicle is a 2010 to 2012 dark blue Subaru Legacy. The vehicle has front-end damage.  

Anyone with information on this vehicle or suspect driver is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 845-794-7100 or the sheriff’s confidential Tips Line at 845-807-0158. 

  Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by the Liberty Fire Department, State Police, Liberty Village Police, District Attorney’s Office and State DOT.