Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed popular chef in Union Square

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 09:02AM
David Novarro has the latest on the arrest.


NEW YORK - Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that killed a chef in Manhattan.

34-year-old Adrian Blanc was struck and killed by a Jeep as he crossed the street in Union Square in November.

The driver stopped briefly, but then sped off.

Police say 23-year-old Xavier Ward of Brooklyn has been arrested.

The victim's brother, Agner Blanc, is still coming to grips with his loss, but is grateful for the arrest.

"You shouldn't be able to just walk away from something like that so easily, and it's going to be a long road, it's a lot of pain that's involved, and hopefully this can bring some sort of justice," Agner Blanc said.

The victim was engaged.

He died a month before he would have been married.
(Copyright ©2018 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)
Outbrain