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A man was killed in a hit-and-run in Ridgewood on Thursday.

Rego Park man died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Woodhaven Boulevard late on Thursday night in a hit-and-run incident on the Glendale/Rego Park border, police said.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, at approximately 10:49 p.m., officers from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call about a man lying close to the left turn lane of southbound Woodhaven Boulevard just north of Metropolitan Avenue.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a group of good Samaritans trying to help an unconscious and unresponsive male in the street with severe trauma to the head and body. EMS arrived and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 47-year-old Thomas Kelly, who lived on Alderton Street, a few blocks away from the scene of the incident.

No witnesses have come forward yet, and police said that they will be returning to the area Friday to look for security camera footage that may give them more information.

A new bill was recently signed into law to create an alert system for hit-and-run incidents similar to the way Amber Alerts work. According to police, however, it will not be put into effect until sometime in March, 90 days after the bill was signed.

The investigation by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.


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