A Hudson Valley teenager is dead and local police say a 20-year-old is responsible after a fight led to the fatal hit and run.

Police say on Sunday night two groups of young adults ranging from ages 16-20 arrived at Tymor Park in the Town of Union Vale to engage in illegal activity which led to a fight between the groups. During the battle, 18-year-old Michael Esposito of LaGrangeville and Joseph Calderon, 18, from Hopewell Junction grabbed baseball bats from the vehicle they arrived in and began using the bats to damage a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Aaron W. Scott, of LaGrange. Scott then allegedly drove his car forward and ran over Esposito.

Troopers and emergency officials were called to the park. When they arrived it appeared Esposito had serious injuries consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle. The Arlington High School graduate was taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police say Scott fled the scene prior to their arrival. A short time later, Scott's vehicle was located unoccupied on Manor Drive in the Town of LaGrange. Scott was soon found coming out of shed behind a nearby home.

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Scott was charged with second-degree manslaughter, a class C Felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Union Vale Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

 

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Calderon was charged with third-degree criminal mischief 3rd, a class E Felony. He was released on an appearance ticket. He’s due in Town of Union Vale Court on Jan. 20.