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Video: Speeding car strikes, drags and kills young dad in Brooklyn hit-and-run

Posted: 8:16 AM, Sep 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-15 20:34:23-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A father of three was struck and killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run Sunday morning.

Kassim Matthews, 30,  was hit in vicinity of Albany Avenue and Park Place around 5:30 a.m. in Crown Heights, police said.

Surveillance video obtained by PIX11 shows the father being dragged by the speeding vehicle. Matthews' lifeless body was found in the middle of road.

The vehicle fled the scene, police said. Surveillance video also shows the speeding car crashing into parked vehicles along Albany Avenue at one point. Neighbors discovered the dents and scratches in their cars on Sunday.

Thomas Barnaby heard a boom when the dad was hit and ran to help.

“Once I get in the middle of the street of Albany, I see something in the middle of street," he said. "It’s a whole human being on the street.”

He called 911.

No further details were immediately disclosed.

No arrests have been made.