Man, 26, Killed in Bronx Hit-Run Accident

Elliot Jermaine of the Bronx was struck at East 233rd Street and Barnes Avenue at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday

By Brynn Gingras
|  Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:31 AM EDT
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Man, 26, Killed in Bronx Hit-Run Accident

Police say Elliot Jermaine was crossing Barnes Avenue when a white box truck traveling north on Barnes Avenue struck him.

Police are investigating an accident in the Bronx in which a pedestrian was fatally struck by a truck that fled the scene.
 
The 26-year-old victim, Elliot Jermaine of the Bronx, was struck at East 233rd Street and Barnes Avenue in Wakefield at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday.
  
Police say Jermaine was crossing Barnes Avenue when a white box truck traveling north on Barnes Avenue struck him while making a left turn onto 233rd Street. 

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A family friend told NBC 4 New York she found out about the accident Tuesday morning on the news, and didn't realize at first the victim was Jermaine.

"When I heard it, I thought that's unfortunate," Vanessa Thompson said. "Now I know the person, even more heart wrenching."

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