CANARSIE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A 65-year-old man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night in Canarsie, according to police.

Ali Alshawesh was walking along Avenue M near Remsen Avenue around 11:30 p.m. when a 2014 gray Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Remsen made what authorities described as a wide left turn onto Avenue M, officials said.

The Nissan struck Alshawesh as he walked along the edge of the sidewalk, then hit the rear of a parked and unoccupied Dodge Nitro, police said.

First responders rushed Alshawesh to an area hospital, but he could not be saved. 

The Nissan was found abandoned a few blocks away on East 96th Street between Avenue M and Avenue L, authorities said. The driver was being sought Monday morning.

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