Cypress Hills hit-and-run suspect identified

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have identified the man wanted in a deadly hit and run that happened on New Year's Day in Brooklyn.

Tedangelo Jerome, 23, is the suspect in an incident that happened just after 5 a.m. at Conduit Boulevard in Cypress Hills.

Authorities say a 53-year-old man was attempting to cross Conduit Boulevard at Pine Street when he was struck by a 2007 black Lexus sedan traveling north on Conduit.

The vehicle then struck a guardrail, crashing on the scene, before the driver exited the car and fled on foot.

The victim was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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