A truck driver fatally hit a 67-year-old man crossing the street in Queens before driving away on Christmas Day, according to the NYPD.

Ainsley Dalrymple was crossing Rockaway Boulevard from north to south near 114th Street when a truck driver heading westbound hit him about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the NYPD said in a release.

Cops found Dalrymple, of Hempstead, New York, with serious head and body injuries laying unconscious between two parked cars following the hit-and-run. Emergency medical personnel took him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run @CitizenApp

Rockaway Blvd & 114th St Yesterday 9:40:04 PM EST

The driver was operating a silver or gray Toyota truck, according to police.

Near where he died—Rockaway Boulevard from Eldert Lane to Third Street—was marked a "priority corridor" under the de Blasio administration's updated Vision Zero plan to upgrade traffic signals to discourage speeding in February.

Darymple's death comes at the end of a deadly year for traffic fatalities, and days after, six pedestrians were killed in a 48-hour period.

Department of Transportation statistics as of Monday show that 215 people died in traffic crashes in 2019, up from 198 in the same time period last year.

There have been 117 pedestrian fatalities as of Monday, up from 115 in all of 2018. Twenty-nine cyclists have died, nearly triple the fatalities of last year.

The holiday season is known to be a dangerous time of year, when daylight hours decrease and delivery truck usage increases, transportation officials have said. Truck and SUV drivers are known to be Vision Zero's "worst offenders," spurring a recent DOT campaign to urge large vehicle operators to be more careful.