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Report: Eastchester PD Veteran Who Killed Himself Drove Hit-Run Truck

An Eastchester police officer who killed himself less than a month ago is believed to have been behind the wheel of a truck during a hit-and-run crash three days before his death.
An Eastchester police officer who killed himself less than a month ago is believed to have been behind the wheel of a truck during a hit-and-run crash three days before his death. Photo Credit: File

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – A veteran Eastchester police officer who killed himself three weeks ago was responsible for a hit-and-run car crash three days before his suicide, according to News 12.

Sgt. Richard Morris, 61, was apparently behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram when the truck hit a woman, causing nonfatal injuries, according to News 12, which reported that Morris was a father of seven.

Days after the crash, Morris went to his parents’ grave at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla and shot himself, according to News 12.

Authorities said they were not aware that Morris had any role in the hit-and-run prior to his death and that New York State Police investigators are now trying to determine whether alcohol may have had a hand in the crash, according to News 12.

Click here to see the report from News 12 .

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