Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Dad on Father's Day: Police

A 37-year-old dad was struck and killed on Father's Day by a driver who fled the scene, police said. 

Christopher Nieves, of the Bronx, was hit at Austin Place and Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx at about 6 a.m., the NYPD said. 

He was trying to cross the Bruckner Boulevard service road when he was struck by a brown or tan Chevy Tahoe, police said. He wasn't in a crosswalk. The Tahoe kept going on Bruckner. 

Nieves was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Family members were gathering at his home on Sunday and lighting candles for him. 

"You took a dad on Father's Day? Out of all things, on Father's Day," said Nieve's cousin. "You took a dad, you took an uncle, you took a brother. You took a great man."

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