Driver arraigned for striking and killing Rochester man outside Bills stadium

Rochester man struck and killed outside Highmark Stadium during Bills game

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — A driver is facing charges for a hit and run that killed a man, 65 of Rochester, outside Highmark Stadium during the start of a Monday night Buffalo Bills game.

Khairullah Hasein, 32 of Buffalo, was arraigned Orchard Park Town Court. He is charged with leaving the scene of an incident that resulted in death, a felony.

Orchard Park Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s deputies working at the game found the Rochester man around 8:20 p.m. lying on Southwestern Boulevard, which goes to and from the stadium. An ambulance rushed the man to the Erie County Medical Center where he died.

According to witnesses, the car fled from the scene down Southwestern Boulevard. After getting a license plate number and description of the car, investigators from multiple agencies, including New York State Police and Buffalo Police, found the car in the City of Buffalo.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says Hasein was working as a delivery driver when he struck the man. He will return to court on Friday for a felony hearing and is being held without bail. If convicted, Hasein faces a maximum of seven years in prison.   

Around 10 p.m., officers also found a Buffalo man who was hit by a car outside the stadium at the intersection of Abbot Road and Milestrip Road. The man, 36, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Officers say the driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. They determined that the driver had the right of way.