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Brooklyn man struck in Union Square hit-and-run is dead; driver still at large

Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 16:24:32-05

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — A Brooklyn man who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Union Square has died, police said.

Adrian Blanc, 34, of Flatbush, was crossing the street just before 1 a.m. Tuesday at East 14th Street and Fourth Avenue when he was struck by a driver, police said. Blanc, a restaurant chef, had just left work.

Officers responding to a 911 report found the man lying on the roadway at that location found Blanc with trauma to his head and body, police said.

He was supposed to be married next month, his brother said.

Video released by police Wednesday shows a vehicle traveling east on East 14th Street before making a left to go north on Union Square East. That's when the vehicle is seen striking the Blanc.

The vehicle sought is a dark-colored 2016 Jeep Renegade, according to police.

A description of the driver, who police say briefly stopped but never exited the vehicle, has not been released.