Deadly hit and run in Brooklyn

January 1, 2012 6:54:49 AM PST
Police are looking for a hit and run driver who left a man dead in Brooklyn early New Year's morning.

The accident happened just before 2:00 in the morning on Rockaway Parkway in East Flatbush.

Investigators said the victim, 34-year-old John Cook, was crossing the roadway near the intersection of Rutland Road when a blue Nissan Maxima, traveling northbound, struck him.

The vehicle kept going, police said.

Cook was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

No further information about the wanted vehicle was immediately available.

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