News: Police searching for driver in Bed-Stuy hit-and-run that killed motorcyclist


BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN, NY – Police are trying to find the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist in Brooklyn Sunday, according to the Daily News.

The accident happened at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Halsey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 4 a.m. Police said the driver of a dark-colored sedan went through a red light and entered the path of a Suzuki motorcycle driven by 45-year-old Donnell Oakes.

Oakes was unable to avoid a collision and crashed into the side of the sedan, sustaining severe injuries. He was pronounced dead after being transported to Interfaith Medical Center.

The driver of the sedan did not remain at the scene, police said. An abandoned Nissan Altima that was believed to be the vehicle involved was found later parked at a nearby fire hydrant.

Oakes’ mother told the Daily News her son was a father of four who worked for the Postal Service and had purchased the motorcycle recently.

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