Shocking new video released of fatal hit-and-run in Astoria

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ASTORIA, Queens -- The NYPD released new video of a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian late Wednesday night.

Police officers responded to a call of a person struck at the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street minutes before 11 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a 45-year-old man with severe injuries to the body, lying in the roadway.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The NYPD's Highway Unit's Collision Investigation Squad determined the pedestrian was in the roadway of 21st Street, just north of 30 Road, when he was hit by dark-colored sedan, which was traveling southbound on 21st Street.

The driver traveled a half a block with the victim on the hood of the car, slammed on the brakes, leaving the victim to fall on the roadway before fleeing the scene, according to a police source.

No arrests have been made.

The identification of the deceased is pending proper family notification.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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