Police seek driver in Williamsburg hit-and-run crash that left one man dead

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Man killed in hit-and-run crash involving MTA bus in Brooklyn
Lindsay Tuchman has details.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The driver of a Mercedes-Benz slammed into an MTA bus, killing his passenger as he fled the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, crash on foot.

The crash happened at around 9:45 p.m. Monday on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Lorimer Street.

Police say a red Mercedes Benz sedan was headed south on Harrison Avenue when the driver ran a red light. The sedan collided then with an MTA bus.

The victim, later identified as 33-year-old Alex Caba-Guitierrez, was ejected from the sedan. Authorities say he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The driver of the sedan fled the scene.

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Officials say the 31-year-old bus driver was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. One of the three passengers on the bus at the time of the crash, a 41-year-old man, was taken to the hospital to be checked on.

Pieces of the sedan, glass, and a busted Citibike kiosk were scattered at the street corner early Tuesday morning.

Police are still searching for the driver of the Mercedes sedan.


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