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QUEENS – A hit-and-run driver is being sought after fatally striking a pedestrian crossing the Whitestone Expressway early Thursday morning.

A man was killed by a hit-and-run on the Whitestone Expressway on Thursday. (PIX11)

The crash happened on the expressway between Linden Place and 20th Avenue.

Police said a man was struck and killed while walking across the expressway. He was apparently hit by a dark-colored sedan that fled the scene, according to police.

Northbound lanes on the expressway were temporarily backed up until the Van Wyck Expressway near Flushing Meadows Park.

The scene was cleared and the roads were reopened by 7:30 a.m.