Brooklyn Man Killed in New Year's Hit-and-Run - NBC New York

Brooklyn Man Killed in New Year's Hit-and-Run

Hours later, another man was killed in a hit-and-run on Long Island.



    Brooklyn Man Killed in New Year's Hit-and-Run
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    A man picking up party supplies for New Year's Eve was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the NYPD says.     

    Police say 34-year-old John Cook was struck and killed as he crossed Rockaway Parkway in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at 1:55 a.m. Sunday.     

    Police are looking for the driver of a blue Nissan Maxima.     

    Richard Lane, who was at a New Year's Eve party with Cook, told the Daily News  that his friend went to the store to get some beer and cigarettes.     

    Cooke was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    Meanwhile, police are investigating a separate New Year's hit-and-run that happened on Long Island.

    Suffolk County police say a man was struck and killed in Huntington Station at about 7:35 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the driver fled the scene.    

    The accident occurred at New York Avenue and East 20th Street.

    The investigation is ongoing.