Sheriff's Office: Driver flees the scene after hitting woman walking dog in Lee

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who they say fled the scene after hitting a woman walking her dog in the town of Lee.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 10:08 AM

LEE, N.Y. – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who they say fled the scene after hitting a woman walking her dog in the town of Lee.

Just before noon on Saturday, 20-year-old Hanna Casadei was walking her dog on Brookfield Road when she was hit by a 2006 Ford Fusion that police say was driven by Steven Allen, 43, of Blossvale. According to the sheriff’s office, Allen ran from the scene into a nearby wooded area after the incident.

During the investigation, the passenger in the vehicle, Sarah Vaughn, 37, of Rome, confirmed with deputies that Allen was driving the car at the time of the accident. Vaughn sustained minor injuries and was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital to be treated for an arm injury.

Casadei was treated for hip and leg injuries at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

None of the reported injuries were considered life-threatening.

Police located Allen later that afternoon during a traffic stop, where he was arrested and taken into custody.

Allen was issued sever traffic tickets, and will appear in the town of Lee court at a later date.

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