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Cops seek car in hit-run that killed Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes

Suffolk County police investigators collect evidence Sunday at

Suffolk County police investigators collect evidence Sunday at the scene on New York Avenue near 12th Street in Huntington Station where an unidentified man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver before dawn. (Aug. 4, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police are looking for the driver of a silver or gray Mercury Grand Marquis who left the scene early Sunday after a hit-and-run fatality in Huntington Station.

Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes, 25, of Huntington Station, was struck and killed by the hit-and-run driver on New York Avenue north of East 12th Street, at 3:05 a.m., police said Monday in a news release.

The car, between a 1998 and 2002 model, has damage to its front end and grill, police said.

Velasquez-Yanes was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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