Police searching for driver who struck and killed pedestrian in Brooklyn

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BOERUM HILL, BROOKLYN, NY – A pedestrian died after being struck in Brooklyn Monday night by a driver who left the scene, the Daily News reports.

Pedestrian killed in Brookyn hit-and-run

(Photo from the New York Daily News)

The accident happened on Atlantic Avenue near Nevins Street in the Boerum Hill section shortly before 11 p.m. Police said the victim, identified as 70-year-old Leonard Mitchell, was hit by a dark-colored sedan as he was trying to walk across Atlantic Avenue. A friend of Mitchell’s reported seeing a car speeding away from the scene with a shattered windshield following the crash. Mitchell was pronounced dead after being taken to Brooklyn Hospital.

Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle involved, and anyone with information regarding the case was asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline.

The crash occurred near Mitchell’s home in a community housing building, the Muhlenberg Residence. Another resident of the building was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the same block in November.

The driver in that case remained at the scene after the crash.

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