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Driver Killed In Hit And Run On Grand Central Parkway

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Accident scene (credit: CBS 2); Kishun (credit: handout)

Accident scene (credit: CBS 2); Kishun (credit: handout)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police say a 65-year-old man died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Grand Central Parkway early Thursday morning.

Accident investigators say Jerry Kishun’s car rear-ended another, possibly a yellow cab, around 4:30 a.m. at the 82nd Street exit.  However, police said when he got out, a second car hit him, killed him and left, CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman reported.

According to officials, Kishun was struck while inspecting the damage to his Mitsubishi Galant.

“I would like to know who was so cruel to him, hits him and leave him to die.  Why did they do this? You wouldn’t hit a dog and leave the dog, much less somebody’s father,” family friend Brenda Kent told Guzman.

Police said they found Kishun lying in the road unresponsive. He later died at Elmhurst Hospital. Even Kishun’s son was trying to get the facts straight.

“What I heard hit and run and he was hit from the front, then he was hit from the back. I’m not…you know, we don’t have any more details, yet,” Jerry Kishun Jr. said.

Police want to talk to the driver of the car Kishun rear-ended only because he is a witness. Police want to arrest the driver of the second car that hit him, Guzman reported.

Kishun was on his way to one of his two jobs. Family members said he was married with two kids and five grandchildren.

“Hit and run is even worse because I’m sure he got up to see how the other person was, because he puts everybody else before himself,” grandson Anthony Shamsundar said.

“I hope we find the person.  I mean, God bless his soul, I hope they find the person  and I want to tell them in their face how cruel it is to hit someone and leave them on the road like that,” Kent said.

Police are checking surveillance video in the area to try to track down the drivers.

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