NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to find a vehicle connected to a fatal hit-and-run that happened in the Bronx on Sunday.

Christopher Nieves, 37, was struck by a vehicle just after 5 a.m. as he was crossing the street at the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and Austin Place in Longwood.

The driver left the scene after the crash.

Nieves was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Police are searching for a brown 2004 Chevy Tahoe with a New York license plate reading CRR-5224. It has a sticker that says “Salt Life” on the rear hatch glass. The vehicle may have collision damage on the front passenger side.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or its whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be left online at or via the NYPDTips Twitter account.


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