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Man fatally hit by SUV near Union Square Park, NYPD says

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A man in Union Square was hit by a 2016 Jeep Renegade early Tuesday morning, Nov. 14, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A man who was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle near Union Square Park early Tuesday was identified by police on Wednesday.

Adrian Blanc, 34, of Brooklyn, was hit by a dark-colored 2016 Jeep Renegade at the intersection of East 14th Street and Union Square East just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to cops.

The driver then fled north on Union Square East, they said.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows Blanc standing in the crosswalk, a few feet from the curb, when the driver makes a left turn onto Union Square East from 14th Street.

Blanc was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue with trauma to his head and body. Later, he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

 

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