Police responded to the scene at East 120th and 3rd Avenue just after 6 p.m.
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The victim was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation leads authorities to believe the victim was lying on the pavement in the crosswalk when he was struck by a white Mercedes-Benz.
The 20-year-old driver fled the scene but was found and taken into custody at East 120th Street and Pleasant Avenue.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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