Man changing tire hit, killed by car that fled scene

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn —Authorities say a man trying to change a tire was killed when he was hit by a car that fled and was later found abandoned.

Iosif Morgenshteyn, 65, was hit along the intersection of East 28th Street and Shore Parkway in Sheepshead Bay shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, Morgenshteyn was changing a tire when he was struck by the vehicle, described to be a white van with Pennsylvania license plates.

The vehicle was later found, parked and unoccupied, in the vicinity of Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street, said police.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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