SCHENECTADY - Police arrested 34-year-old Anthony J. Gallo of Rotterdam Thursday in the hit-and-run death of 19-year-old Cassandra Boone.
A tip helped lead investigators to the vehicle and then to Gallo, who was allegedly driving the truck that hit Boone Wednesday night in the intersection of State Street and Erie Boulevard.
Gallo, who has had 10 suspensions on his driver’s license, is charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident resulting in death, a class D felony, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a number of traffic violations. Police say the vehicle was registered to a female and owned by Gallo’s father.
The investigation continues as the department awaits toxicology results. According to police, further charges are pending.
Boone's family is trying to come to grips with the tragedy that cut the young woman's life short.