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Police: Fatal Gloversville hit-and-run case turned over to DA for review

Police: Fatal Gloversville hit-and-run case turned over to DA for review

Police conducted further tests Monday evening
Police: Fatal Gloversville hit-and-run case turned over to DA for review
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GLOVERSVILLE -- While the investigation into the fatal April 13 hit-and-run continues, the case has been turned over to the Fulton County district attorney for review, police said Tuesday.

On Monday night, police conducted testing in the area of East Fulton Street and Littauer Place as part of their investigation into the crash that killed Gloversville resident Lawrence "Doug" Irby, Jr., police said.

The testing included activation of a police siren and the screeching of tires from hard braking. City investigators worked with the state police Collision Reconstruction Unit, Fulton County District Attorney's Office and the Gloversville Fire Department to conduct the tests. A police release did not explain the significance of the tests.

"While Gloversville Police Department's investigation continues," a police release reads, "the case has been turned over to the Fulton County district attorney for review."

Irby, 61, was struck and killed at about 8:20 p.m. on East Fulton Street on April 13. The driver that struck him fled the scene.

Irby was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.

Police later said they identified both the vehicle, as well as the driver and two occupants. They interviewed the driver and the other two people believed to have been in the car and released them. No charges have been filed.

Police have said they were working closely with state police and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office to analyze and process evidence. Criminal charges will be based on the analysis of the evidence, police said.

Irby was a native of North Carolina and lived with his wife of 25 years in Gloversville, according to his obituary. Services were held Monday.

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