EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn, N.Y. — A 51-year-old man is dead after a driver of a Jeep Cherokee ran him down and left him for dead on a Brooklyn Street. The driver raced away from the scene of the crash, abandoned the suspect vehicle, and then ran on foot. Police finally captured the suspected hit-and-run driver according to the Patch.com.The 43-year-old driver faces a litany of charges in connection with the deadly collision.
Investigating officers from the New York Police Department reported that a 51-year-old man died when a 43-year-old man driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee ran him over Tuesday night around 11:55 p.m. First responders found the severely injured pedestrian in the road at Linden Boulevard and Barbey Street in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The suspect vehicle was nowhere to be found. The Patch.com described the suspect vehicle as speeding away from the scene.
Medics raced the catastrophically injured pedestrian to Brookside Hospital. Life-saving measures proved unsuccessful and physicians pronounced the man dead from his injuries. The police did not specify what injuries the man received in the accident.
Investigators tracked down the suspect vehicle after the incident. Officers found the Jeep Cherokee abandoned near the intersection of Jerome Avenue and McClancy Street. Police did not say how they obtained information that helped them identify the suspect vehicle. Officers located the alleged driver of the Jeep Cherokee Wednesday, March 13, 2019, and charged him formally. The Patch.com reports that the man will face a judge on one count of fleeing the scene resulting in serious injury and equipment violations. The Patch.com did not explain how NYPD officers tracked the suspect down or where they found him. The driver remains innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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