Man crossing Bronx street killed in hit and run

November 22, 2010 3:24:13 AM PST
The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who ran over a man in the Bronx and left him to die on the street.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of East 167th Street and Jerome Avenue.

Police say the victim, 39-year-old Graziano Abreu, was hit by a dark-colored jeep Sunday night. The driver then fled the scene.

Abreu, who was crossing the street at the time, was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

There are no arrests at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.