Elmhurst pedestrian killed by hit and run driver

December 25, 2013 8:47:42 AM PST
Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed in Elmhurst Queens early Wednesday morning by a driver who fled the scene.

At about 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck in front of 103-08 Astoria Boulevard.

They found a 29-year old man unconscious with severe trauma to the body.

He was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital.

Investigators say a vehicle, possibly a beige Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania registration, was traveling eastbound on Astoria Boulevard and struck the victim, who was attempting to cross the street.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.