Police are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck and killed a cyclist in Brooklyn early Saturday morning.
The victim, identified by police as 30-year-old Jeremy Morales, was crossing Nostrand Avenue while riding west on Church Avenue when he was hit by the driver of a silver Nissaan Infiniti at around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, police said. The driver then fled the scene, and reportedly continued driving recklessly down Nostrand Avenue.
"A gentleman was driving the bike and the driver [of the car] was very fast,” a nearby deli worker told the Post. “He hit him. He flew like 30 feet in the air. … I ran over. He never moved. He died right away….I heard the sound when the car pushed him and [the driver] fled."
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"I think the bike was for his daughter," the source added. "It was a small, pink bike."
Police told Pix11 that there was a man and woman in the car.
Morales was taken to Kings County Hospital Center, where he died.
A description of the driver is not yet available, though police said that the vehicle has damage to the hood, windshield and sunroof area and is missing the Infiniti emblem on the vehicles front grill.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.