93-year-old man fatally struck by tractor-trailer, car that fled scene in Brooklyn. #brooklyn
CROWN HEIGHTS, NEW YORK
Millwood Hughes, a 93-year-old man was killed when he was stuck ny two vehicles that fled the scene in Brooklyn Tuesday.
The hit and run accident happened on Albany Avenue in Crown Heights just after 11 a.m. Authorities believe the victim was double parked and was struck after exiting his car.
Witnesses reported seeing a tractor trailer hit Mr. Hughes on Albany Avenue. Seconds later, a black sedan runs over him.
"The tractor really didn't do that much damage. The woman in the car did the most damage. She dragged him maybe 10 feet. She backs out, gets out the car, looks down at the man bleeding and in pain, and she gets in her car and drives away," said Ronald Gray, a witness.
Family members' neighbors and church friends describe the victim as a deeply religious man who was still incredibly independent. He was often seen driving his car and walking around the neighborhood. He was a father and grandfather who led by example.
"He was in church Sunday and pastor called all the fathers out for Father's Day. He came up and he was dancing, right now it is too emotional," said Jean Williams, a church member.
"An old man like that, lives all of these years and this is how he dies. It's sad, real sad," Ronald Gray said.
NYPD investigators are now seeking both drivers. The first vehicle is described as a white tractor-trailer with possibly a New Jersey plate, while the second is a four-door black sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan. #news #hitandrun #hitandrunaccident #NewYorkCity #CrownHeights#MillwoodHughes