Search for driver in deadly Brooklyn hit-and-run: police

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Black sedan connected to Brooklyn hit-and-run death

Police are looking for the driver of the black sedan seen driving down 19th Avenue in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, after hitting and killing a 26-year-old man and fleeing the scene, according to the NYPD.

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BATH BEACH, Brooklyn — A 26-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run in Brooklyn Sunday morning, authorities said.

According to police, around 7:30 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a person struck near 19th Avenue and 86th Street in Bath Beach.

Responding officers found Jose Contla, of Brooklyn, unconscious man laying on the sidewalk with severe injuries to his body, police said.

EMS rushed Contla to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

New surveillance footage from the NYPD shows a black sedan that police believe could be the car that struck the man as it drove southbound on 19th Avenue.

Cops are still looking for the driver of that car as of Monday morning.

Contla was walking to work at his brother’s Mexican bakery when he was struck.

This is now the 14th pedestrian to die this year on New York City streets.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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