NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One person was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Bronx early Sunday morning.
It happened just after 5 a.m. at the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and Austin Place in Longwood.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Take On New Meaning In 2021
According to police, 37-year-old Christopher Nieves, of the Bronx, was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver left the scene after the crash.
Nieves was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he later died.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Armed With Taser, Large Knife Arrested At Washington Square Park
Investigators told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis detectives were collecting car parts found at the scene to help in their search for the suspect.
Police say they are also going to look at surveillance video from buildings in the area.
The vehicle is described as a brown or tan Chevy Tahoe.MORE NEWS: NYPD Detective Injured In 2017 Vehicular Attack Honored At Islanders Game
The investigation is ongoing.