Suffolk police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Bay Shore then fled the scene Friday evening.

Emmanuel DeJesus Cruz Zavala was struck and killed by a car while crossing in front of 1090 Candlewood Rd. at 5:08 p.m., police said.

Zavala, 33, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark-colored sedan, police said. Detectives said they believe the car has damage to its front passenger side fender.

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Police said the driver fled southeast on Candlewood Road toward Commack Road.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

Police asked anyone with information to call the unit at 631-852-6555 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.