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Police Search For Driver In Fatal Brooklyn Hit And Run

Investigators at the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in Midwood (credit: CBS 2)

Investigators at the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in Midwood (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects Friday in Brooklyn, following the tragic death of 58-year-old Noah Foxman, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday as Foxman, a father of three, was crossing Coney Island Avenue near Avenue K in Midwood.

“An amazingly nice person, incredibly always with a smile on his face. Never had a bad thing to say about anybody. Was always so helpful to other people,” Eli David of Midwood told CBS 2′s Mark Morgan.

“He lived plainly. He was a simple person. He was not an extravagant person. He was happy with his lot. In that sense, he was very rich,” said Marcus Lehmann of Flatbush.

Police said a gray van hit Foxman while he was in the crosswalk. That driver remained at the scene. However, according to police, as the victim lay in the street, he was struck by a second vehicle, a light-colored sedan, which sped away.

“We don’t know if that driver was aware if he hit that individual or not. We’d like you to get that information out there. We’d like that person to come in and talk to us,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Foxman was rushed to Coney Island Hospital was he was pronounced dead.

“Death is always tough, and hit and run is horrendous, really horrendous,” said Chaya schwartz of Boro Park.

“I just hope that he will be found, and somehow lessons can be made to those who don’t drive carefully that they are terrors on the roads and need to be removed,” said Doniel Kramer of Flatbush.

Police say they don’t have surveillance video, and are asking for the public’s help in finding the second driver.