EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing in Brooklyn was arrested Wednesday, nearly 12 hours after the deadly crash.
Police say a male pedestrian was walking near Linden Boulevard and Barbey Street in East New York at about 12:30 a.m. when he was struck by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The driver, later identified as Rodney Mondsir, fled the scene, but his vehicle was recovered blocks away at Jerome Street and McClancy Place nearly two hours later.
Police say a witness who saw the horrific scene helped locate Mondsir's vehicle with a description.
The 51-year-old victim, who lives in Staten Island, was taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
Mondsir, who lives in Brooklyn, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and was issued an equipment violation. It was not clear where he was apprehended.