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NYPD: Car Involved In Bronx Hit-And-Run Goes Up In Flames 2 Days Later

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are trying to identify a person seen in surveillance video just before a car involved in a hit-and-run days earlier, was set on fire.

Police say a 23-year-old man was hit by 1999 Suzuki Vitara while he was trying to cross Mosholu Parkway near Goulden Avenue in the Bronx back on Dec. 26.

Cops say the driver of the Suzuki took off and by the time EMS arrived, the man had died.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police say they’ve now found surveillance video of that Suzuki from two days later on Dec. 28.

In the video, police say the car is seen being parked by a man on Review Place and West 238th Street. He gets out of the car and walks away, but then a few minutes later, the car is seen bursting into flames.

Investigators are trying to find the man in the video.

If you have any information on the hit-and-run or the car fire, call police or Crime Stoppers at  at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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