Jackson Heights teen killed in hit-and-run: NYPD

Jackson Heights teen killed in hit-and-run: NYPD
By Christina Santucci

Police were looking for the driver of a dark-colored sedan who allegedly struck and killed a 19-year-old Jackson Heights resident Saturday night before fleeing the scene of the accident, the NYPD said.

Emergency responders were called to Broadway and 58th Street in Woodside just after 11 p.m. and found the injured Luis Bravo, police said.

Bravo was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cops believe the teen was walking eastbound on Broadway when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle, which drove away, authorities said.

No one was immediately arrested after Bravo’s death and investigation was ongoing, the NYPD said.

On Sunday, authorities had set up a flashing sign alerting passers-by about the fatality and asking those with information to get in touch with them.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Reach Managing Editor Christina Santucci by phone at 718-260-4589 or by email at [email protected].

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