Man wanted for questioning in connection to Jackson Heights hit-and-run

Photo courtesy NYPD

Police released on Saturday the image of an individual wanted for questioning in connection with a deadly hit-and-run on a Jackson Heights street last week.

Subsequent to a video canvass of the area, the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad Detectives retrieved photos of a man who exited from the passenger side of the black Toyota Camry that struck and killed 17-year-old Jaremello Ovidio shortly after the incident on Dec. 8.

Ovidio was crossing the street at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard, from the southeast corner to the northeast corner, when the vehicle struck him and took off.

Detectives would like to interview the man in regards the collision.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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