Police search for driver in fatal Irondequoit hit-and-run

November 12, 2018 12:15 PM

Police are still searching for the driver responsible for killing an elderly woman in a hit-and-run Saturday morning.

Officers say 87-year-old Joan Dierna was checking her mailbox when she was hit on Bay View Road in Irondequoit around 10 a.m.

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Police say the driver took off, leaving Dierna lying dead in the street.

Dierna was a co-founder of the Dierna Funeral Home on Culver Road in Irondequoit. 

Calling hours will be held there on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Cecilia's Church on Culver Road in Irondequoit on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.


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