Police search for driver in fatal BX hit-and-run
Police and family members are seeking the public's help in the search for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Jerome Avenue last night.
According to police, 39-year-old Graziano Abreu was struck while crossing Jerome Avenue at East 167th Street. He was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators describe the vehicle as a dark-colored Jeep with New Jersey plates. Witnesses say the driver briefly hesitated before heading south on Jerome Avenue.
Residents say the four-way intersection is known for deadly accidents and that there is no crosswalk.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.