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Deadly hit and run in Brooklyn

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Police are looking for a hit and run driver who left a man dead in Brooklyn early New Year's morning.

The accident happened just before 2:00 in the morning on Rockaway Parkway in East Flatbush.

Investigators said the victim, 34-year-old John Cook, was crossing the roadway near the intersection of Rutland Road when a blue Nissan Maxima, traveling northbound, struck him.

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The vehicle kept going, police said.

Cook was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

No further information about the wanted vehicle was immediately available.

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