Police: 1 dead, 7 injured after suspect flees from crash scene


(FILE PHOTO - NEWS 12) (4/9/17)

BROOKLYN - A man crossing Powell Street was killed by a driver who sped away from the scene and struck multiple other vehicles Saturday night, police say.

Authorities say the suspect then tried to flee on foot, but was soon put into police custody.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say seven other people were hurt during the incident. One of those people refused medical care. Six others were transported to Kings County Hospital. Authorities say they have injuries that are not life-threatening.

It was not immediately clear what charges the suspect faces.


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