Illustration for article titled Lets See If We Can ID This Car From A Hit And Run

A car involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Cheektowaga, New York escaped, leaving only blurry video, a small plastic part, and frustrated police. If there’s any group of dorky gearheads that can help, it’s this group, so let’s see what we can do.

The hit-and-run tragically resulted in the death of 55-year-old Robert Prigl. The car is only known as being “grayish” and likely has some front-end damage.


These pictures are pretty awful; it seems to be a full-sized sedan, and the tail/marker lights appear fairly high-set.

The lost plastic part is much more clear:


The texture of the curved parts of the piece seem like something external and visible, but it’s quite difficult to say for sure. It’s small, just about 3/4" long.

Anyone with any ideas as to what kind of car is pictured or what kind of car once had that part should let the Cheektowaga accident investigation unit know at 686-3580, CD # 17-735682.


Maybe we can help? I suspect we can, but this is a tough one.

UPDATE: The Cheektowaga PD has released some more images:


Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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