Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, Saratoga Springs City Police made an arrest in the St. Paddy’s Day hit-and-run that killed a 26-year-old Ryan Rossley. Police arrested 23-year-old Travis Carroll at his residence on Charlton Road in the Town of Ballston and charged him with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a class D felony, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E felony. Carroll was remanded to Saratoga County Jail without bail.
About 4:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, police said there was an altercation between Carroll, Rossley and several other individuals near the intersection of Caroline and Henry Streets. The facts surrounding the altercation are still under investigation but police said at no time did a fight occur inside a bar in the area. The identities of the other involved individuals have remained confidential as the case has not yet been completely resolved, and police said charges are possible once it is completed. More than 70 witness have been interviewed, said police.
Carroll’s 2002 Black Nissan Maxima struck Rossley as Carroll came out of the parking lot located on Henry Street near the back entrance to the Saratoga Springs Public Library. It is not clear yet whether or not Carroll intended on hitting Rossley or if it was an accident or if the passengers in Carroll’s vehicle will be charged with a crime. According to Police Chief Christopher Cole, Carroll and Rossley did not have a prior relationship.
Police said they believe Carroll left the scene and didn’t report the incident to place, returning home to remove a portion of his windshield in an attempt to hide the evidence of the hit and run. That evidence was recovered in his residence.
Chief Cole said Carroll is originally from the Oregon area and just recently moved here.