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[UPDATE] Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in Brooklyn is Caught

7:01 AM EDT on March 13, 2019

The scene of the crash. Photo: Google

A Brooklyn man was killed when a driver ran him down on Linden Boulevard in East New York — then kept on going, police said.

The driver, Rodney Mondesir, 43, was arrested hours later and charged with leaving the scene of a crash, police said.

Cops have not released the name of the victim, but said he was trying to cross the busy six-lane highway — where speeding is rampant — at Barbey Street at around 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday night when he was struck by Mondesir, who was behind the wheel of a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee heading westbound.

Mondesir fled, but ditched the expensive car just two blocks away on McClancy Place, police said. The 51-year-old pedestrian was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.

The area is dangerous, albeit mostly to reckless motorists. In just six blocks of Linden Boulevard on both sides of the crash site, there have been 191 reported crashes resulting in injuries to one cyclists, 14 pedestrians and 93 motorists since January, 2017. At the Barbey Street intersection, there have been seven crashes, injuring six drivers.

Story was updated a 1:52 on Wednesday to include details of the arrest.

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