Man Killed in Bronx Hit-Run: Police

Officials said a driver in a 1988 Toyota Sienna was going eastbound on East 233 Street at a high speed before veering onto the sidewalk and hitting the victim

By Sheldon Dutes
|  Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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Man Killed in Bronx Hit-Run: Police

Callender, inset, died when he was by a car in the Bronx Saturday.

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A 32-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run in the Bronx early Saturday, police said.

Officials said a driver in a 1988 Toyota Sienna was going eastbound on East 233 Street at a high speed before veering onto the sidewalk and hitting the victim. The driver and the other people in the vehicle ditched the car and fled by foot, according to police.

Derrick Callender was standing on the curb outside of his Wakefield apartment when the out-of-control driver ran him over shortly after midnight, said Andres Sanchez, his father-in-law.

"Nice guy, nice guy," Sanchez said through tears, noting that Callender's children will have to grown up without their father. "He never had problems with nobody."

Police said there was some sort of argument before the accident but are still trying to determine if Callender was involved. 

Officials said one arrest had been made in connection with the hit-and-run and the person arrested had been charged with menacing a store owner near where the car crashed with a knife. It was not clear whether the person arrested was driving or in the car.

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