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Jeep sought in fatal Queens hit-run on College Point Boulevard, NYPD says

NYPD: Jeep sought in fatal Queens hit-and-run

The NYPD says it's looking for a Jeep in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Queens.

Authorities say Mariano Contreras, 41, of Corona, was crossing College Point Boulevard in Flushing just after 1 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle, described as a 2014 or 2015 dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, that fled the scene, police said.

Contreras was taken to New York Hospital of Queens, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Watch video released by the NYPD above.


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