EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn—Police on Saturday located the illegal dollar van believed to be involved a hit-and-run that killed one man and injured a woman on Flatbush Avenue Friday evening, sources said.
Detectives assigned to the NYPD's Highway Patrol were taking photographs of the "bus" in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Saturday as they awaited a search warrant, sources said.
The deadly crash happened on Flatbush Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue V across from Kings Plaza Mall in Marine Park around 5 p.m.
Angel Sagardia, 47, of Brooklyn was struck while crossing against the light and died at Kings County Hospital. The cause was severe head trauma and internal bleeding, sources said.
Samantha Sagardia, 50, was also struck and suffered internal bleeding. The force of the crash was so strong, it knocked her shoes off. She was listed in critical condition, police said.
The driver is believed to be a Haitian immigrant who allegedly drove the illegal "dollar van" without a license, sources said.
Witnesses say he struck the two people, looked back and kept driving. He turned westbound on to Avenue V while fleeing the scene.