NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run Friday evening in Marine Park, Brooklyn, police said.

Police were called at 8:06 p.m. to 3444 Avenue V in Brooklyn for a report of a pedestrian struck, the NYPD said.

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Officers found Francis Perez, 28, of Brooklyn unconscious and unresponsive at the scene with severe head trauma, police said.

Police believe Perez was trying to cross Avenue V outside the crosswalk when he was struck by a blue Toyota sport-utility vehicle or minivan headed west on Avenue V.

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Perez was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital, police said.

The driver fled the scene, police said.

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There had been no arrests late Friday and the crash was under investigation by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad.