Pedestrian struck, killed after collapsing in Brooklyn street

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Pedestrian struck, killed after collapsing in Brooklyn street
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Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver overnight in Brooklyn. Johny Fernandez has the details.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver overnight in Brooklyn.

The 66-year-old victim was crossing 4th Avenue at 59th Street when he tripped and fell.

Surveillance video shows the moment he crossed the street and suddenly collapsed.

He was on the ground for some time when he was hit by a car. The driver of the vehicle left the scene.

The victim, Jose Hernandez, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.

Police sources say they have located the 54-year-old driver, but no charges have been filed at this time.

Witnesses who knew the victim spoke out after they heard the news.

"I feel so sad, I saw him hours ago, I'm so bummed," Tina Chen said. "He was a very nice guy, very good guy, he helped everybody."

Eyewitnesses say Hernandez owned a business nearby and had a hard time getting around.

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