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Hit-and-run driver in Astoria kills 45-year-old man, cops say

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 45-year-old man in Astoria, Queens on April 6, 2016. Photo Credit: iStock

Police are looking for a driver who killed a man in a hit-and-run crash in Queens Wednesday night.

Investigators said they believe the 45-year-old victim was in the road on 21st Street, just north of 30th Road in Astoria, when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan that was heading south on 21st Street.

Police said the driver fled the scene before police arrived shortly before 11 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the man with severe trauma to his body lying in the roadway, authorities said.

The victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. So far, officials have not released the name of the victim.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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