Sanitation Worker Left for Dead in Fatal Williamsburg Hit-and-Run

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Police in Brooklyn were searching Sunday for the driver of a car that struck and killed a sanitation worker.

The incident occurred Saturday morning in Williamsburg. According to police, a 2005 Honda Odyssey struck 52-year-old Angel Aguilar-Duran at about 8 a.m. approximately a block east of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Aguilar-Duran was taken to Bellevue Hospital with head and body injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Honda was found abandoned nearby and its occupants long gone, police said.

Cogent Waste Solutions released a statement confirming the victim was working a collection route through the borough at the time of the incident.

"Angel was beloved by all who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time with him. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his family," the statement read.

The company said a reward would be setup for information that leads to an arrest of the person responsible.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

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