BMW sought in hit-run that killed Hempstead man

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Nassau County's Homicide Squad is still looking for the black BMW that was traveling the wrong way when it struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday as he crossed Fulton Avenue in Hempstead.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Jeremias Chavarria, 39, of Hempstead.

Detectives said a 2000 black BMW with New York license plate GEU3305 was traveling west in the eastbound lane of Fulton Avenue about 1:17 a.m. when it hit Chavarria near Bennett Avenue.

The driver fled west on Peninsula Boulevard, detectives said.

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Chavarria was taken by ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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