Search continues for hit-and-run driver who killed a Middle Village man weeks ago

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Detectives are still pursuing leads in a deadly hit-and-run incident on a Middle Village street last month.

Police said that Mariusz Szabat, 55, of 75th Street was walking with his bike eastbound on Juniper Valley Road near Gray Street at 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 17 when he was struck by a Jeep Liberty traveling in the same direction.

The impact, authorities said, caused Szabat to hit a nearby parked, unoccupied 2006 Toyota. Despite hitting the man, the Jeep Liberty driver did not stop and fled in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought Szabat to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died of his injuries on Oct. 19.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run should call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then the code TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.