2007_06_hrpas.jpgEarly yesterday morning, a 26-year-old Brooklynite was killed when crossing Park Avenue South. Matthew Hopkins had been walking west on East 22nd Street when a car traveling south struck him at around 4:09AM; witnesses say the car didn't even slow down. Hopkins was pronounced dead at Bellevue at 4:30AM.

Police are looking for a 1991 maroon Honda with damage to the front; call Crime Stoppers (800-577-TIPS) with any information. And the Post reports that Hopkins moved from Maryland to Crown Heights, to join his girlfriend, Krystal Lynch. Lynch told the Post, "The last time I saw him, he gave me a hug and a kiss and said, 'You're the only woman I've ever wanted.' We knew we were always meant to be. He was one of a kind. He was so sweet and so understanding"