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.

(Credit: CBS2)

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.

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.

The investigation is ongoing.


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