Man Killed While Crossing Street in Queens Hit-Run: Police

Police said the car that hit the man may have been a white Honda sedan

Saturday, Dec 7, 2013  |  Updated 5:56 PM EDT
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Man Killed in Queens Hit-Run: Police

Yunior Antonio Perez, inset, was killed in a hit-and-run in Queens.

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A 35-year-old man was killed while crossing Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens early Saturday in a hit-and-run, police said.

Officials said Yunior Antonio Perez was struck near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue at around 3:15 a.m.

Perez's family said he was heading home from his job as a cook when he was struck by the car.

They said he was a joyful person.

"He was a guy who always smiled," said Wally Diaz, his cousin. "You always see him joking. You never saw him sad."

Police said the car that hit the man may have been a white Honda sedan. Perez's family is hoping a mirror from the vehicle found at the scene will help in finding the driver.

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