Monroe deputies seek help in fatal hit-and-run

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 January 2015 at 12:00 am

SWEDEN – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a fatal hit-and-run on New Year’s Eve.

Thomas Taylor, 53, of Holley was out plowing driveways at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Town of Sweden. He parked his truck in a driveway on Brockport-Spencerport Road (Route 31) and got out to look for a customer’s house. While walking on the shoulder of the road, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

A passenger in Taylor’s pickup heard a noise and found Taylor lying in a ditch. Taylor was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Police have recovered debris from a car and they told WHAM in Rochester that will help them track down the driver in the fatal accident. (See “New clues in fatal hit and run” at

“The car parts left behind did have some serial numbers,” Captain David Inzana of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told WHAM. “We may now be able to trace what type of vehicle it came from and at least give us an idea what type of vehicle we’re looking for.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 585.423.9300.