A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Williamsburg on Friday afternoon.
According to police, a driver in a black Honda CR-V struck a 49-year-old man at the intersection of Keap and South 5th streets just before 12:30 p.m. The driver fled the scene, leaving the victim lying in the street.
Emergency responders transported the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, to Woodhull Hospital in critical condition. He was declared dead at 1:02 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Cops found a CR-V matching the description of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian abandoned on Humboldt Street near the corner of Meserole Street, less than a mile from where the crash occurred. The driver has not yet been identified, and police are still investigating the incident. It was not immediately known if the driver or pedestrian had the signal at the time of the crash.
According to HowsMyDrivingNY, the vehicle involved in the crash — which has New Jersey license plates — has no city speed camera or parking violations.
No crashes have been reported at the intersection of Keap and South 5th streets in the last five years, per Crashmapper, though the stretch of Keap Street between the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Union Avenue has been the site of several, including one that killed a pedestrian.
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Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.