MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday night in Hamilton Heights, the NYPD said.

The crash happened along the Henry Hudson Parkway near 145th Street. Police said they believe a BMW and a Mercedes were both involved in the crash and left the scene.

The 42-year-old motorcyclist was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said that speed could be a factor in the crash.

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