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Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run

A police cruiser blocks off Astoria Boulevard where the accident happened. Photo by Roy Renna/BMR Breaking News
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Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 29-year-old crossing Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst early Christmas morning, the NYPD said.

Enrique Clemente-Ovando of Elmhurst had been trying to cross the boulevard between 103rd and 104th streets at about 4:30 a.m. when he was hit, police said.

Emergency responders brought the 29-year-old to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities believe the hit-and-run vehicle may have been a beige Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania registration.

An investigation was ongoing, according to cops.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at timesledgerphotos@gmail.com by phone at 718-260-4589.

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