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Jackson Heights Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on College Point Boulevard: NYPD

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April 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 29-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit and run crash at a Flushing intersection early Tuesday morning.

Justin Leiva, a resident of 84th Street in Jackson Heights, was hit by an SUV while trying to cross College Point Boulevard near the intersection of Booth Memorial Avenue, on April 14 at around 1:52 a.m., according to police.

Leiva was walking from east to west when he was struck by the SUV driver who was traveling southbound on College Point Boulevard, police said.

The driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene and fled north on College Point Boulevard, police said.

Police said they found the victim lying on the roadway. He was unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his body.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced Leiva dead at the scene, police said.

No arrests have been made and police said the investigation remains ongoing.

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Sara Ross

My heart goes out to his family. Was he crossing in the middle of the intersection as the picture with the story shows? If so, it looks like a traffic light is needed. I’ve noticed that even though there are less cars on the road, the idiots who are allowed to have a license are speeding more and more. I also see drivers with the headlights off after it gets dark. Don’t they see their dashboard is dark? I guess not. I hope they catch the guy and put him in Rikers.

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Anonymous

This was actually an intentional hit and run… it has been deemed a homicide.. thank you for your wishes…

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