By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the driver behind a deadly-hit-and-run on Staten Island.

It happened shortly after 6:15 p.m. Tuesday near Lamberts Lane and Elson Street.

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Police said the driver of a Honda Accord sped through a stop sign on Elson Street and collided with a Mercedes Benz. The Honda driver ran from the scene.

The 70-year-old driver of the Mercedes and his 68-year-old passenger were rushed to the hospital.

Police said the driver suffered head trauma and is in critical condition.

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His passenger died of her injuries. She was identified as 68-year-old Kauser Akhund, of Staten Island.

“Very quiet, respectful people. Whole neighborhood liked them,” neighbor Emin Civuli said of the victims.

“Surreal. You move in less than a year ago and someone ends up dying on your front lawn. It’s wild,” witness Mike Perepelyuk said.

Police say the Honda was stolen from Hackensack, New Jersey, earlier in February.

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Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team