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Man fatally struck in Queens hit-and-run: police

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 08:35:06-04

WOODHAVEN, Queens — A man was fatally struck in Queens Thursday morning by a vehicle that fled the scene, police said.

According to authorities, a 911 call came in around 5 a.m. reporting a body laying in the middle of Woodhaven Boulevard, in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens.

When officers arrived, they found a 56-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive, police said. EMS also responded and pronounced the man dead on the scene.

Police said it appears the man was struck at a nearby intersection by an unknown vehicle traveling southbound on the busy road, then the man was hit again by additional vehicles.

Local residents who live on or near the boulevard told PIX11's Craig Treadway Thursday that the "deadly" roadway is a constant problem.

The drivers of the subsequent vehicles who might have hit the man stayed on the scene, but police are still looking for the driver of the initial vehicle that struck the victim, they said.