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Man dies after being struck by SUV in Bronx hit-and-run: police

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 17:16:27-04

WOODSTOCK, the Bronx — Police say they're looking for the driver of an SUV that hit and killed a man in the Bronx before fleeing the scene early Sunday morning.

After responding to a call of a pedestrian struck Sunday around 6 a.m., officers discovered a man with serious injuries lying on the pavement by 581 Austin Pl., near Bruckner Boulevard, in the Woodstock section of the Bronx, police said.

EMS responded and transported Christopher Nieves, 37, to Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed that Nieves was attempting to cross the southbound Bruckner Boulevard service road, from the west side to the east side of the street, outside of the crosswalk, when he was struck by a vehicle which fled the scene, continuing southbound on Bruckner Boulevard.

Authorities said they're looking for the driver of a brown or tan Chevy Tahoe in connection with the fatal hit-and-run.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477),, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Edit: An earlier version of this story reported police were looking for the driver of a green SUV. Police have since said it is a brown or tan vehicle.