Hit & Run Victim Killed, Police Hunt For Driver

Milton Levine (Source: NYDailyNews.com)

The victim of the hit and run on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y that we reported on yesterday died shortly after the accident.

Ninety-one-year-old Milton Levine was crossing the street at 3:36 p.m. when a gray Nissan Pathfinder struck him. The driver sped off as a Nissan Murano ran Levine over a second time. That driver found the victim sprawled between her front and rear tires. She stayed on the scene and waited for police.

Daily News tells us a bit more about Levine, who was an active member of the community and may be known by many of our readers:

“I heard a screech and a thump,” said Levine’s friend Alvin Hirschberg, 72, who was standing nearby.
Levine – who lived three blocks from the crash – was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he died two hours later.
“He was probably picking up the doughnuts and bread that they give him from 7-Eleven,” said his neighbor Elisa Davis Martinez, 54.
Levine brought the treats to the Shore Park Jewish Center on Avenue Y five mornings a week, she said.
Levine also volunteered at the Kings Bay Senior Center.

Police are still searching for the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.


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