WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan – Police launched an investigation overnight after a man was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene along the Henry Hudson Parkway in Upper Manhattan early Wednesday, the NYPD said.
Police responded around 1:45 a.m. to a call for a person possibly struck by a vehicle on the northbound side of the highway, near West 163rd Street in Washington Heights, authorities said.
Officers arrived to discover a 34-year-old man lying in the road, unconscious and unresponsive with visible injuries to his head and body, officials said.
According to police, EMS responded and transported the man to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim’s identity was not released, pending proper family notificiation.
The NYPD said a preliminary investigation determined that the man was walking in the area by the highway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north.
The vehicle did not remain at the scene, police said.
The NYPD’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad continued their investigation early Wednesday.
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