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Police: Pedestrian Killed In L.I. Hit-And-Run

Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes, 25, Pronounced Dead At Scene, Police Say
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HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Suffolk County are looking for a driver who they said hit and killed a pedestrian in Huntington Station.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Sunday on New York Avenue north of East 12th Street.

Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes, 25, was crossing New York Avenue when he was hit by car heading south on New York Avenue, police said. The car then sped off, police said.

Velasquez-Yanes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now looking for a silver or gray Mercury Grand Marquis with a model year between 1998 and 2002. The vehicle sustained damage to the front end and grill, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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