Man crossing Queens street fatally struck by driver of stolen car

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QUEENS, NEW YORK, NY – Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a stolen car in Queens over the weekend, according to NBC New York.

The crash happened in the area of Bedell Street and Linden Boulevard in Jamaica at about 11:28 p.m. Saturday.  Investigators say the pedestrian was walking home and crossing Linden Boulevard when he was hit by a 2016 Ford Mustang GT.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  WABC reported that he has been identified as 48-year-old Earl Hall, who lived near where the accident occurred.

According to the NYPD, the driver responsible for the crash left the car, walked a few blocks away, and called another driver who picked him up. The two then fled the area, and a search for them is now underway. Police have not yet released a description of the car used in the getaway.

The Mustang involved in the fatal crash was towed away by police, who spent about five hours investigating at the scene.  The vehicle had been reported stolen out of the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica just moments earlier.

According to NBC New York, Linden Boulevard has been identified as a high-crash area by the New York City Department of Transportation. The stretch where the incident occurred has been the scene of 16 fatal crashes since 2012.

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