Felipe Avila, 29, killed by hit-and-run driver in 3-car-crash on Lafayette Avenue on Staten Island, New York
Victim was driving early on New Year's Day when other motorist ran stop sign and plowed into his Toyota Celica and a parked car before running off on foot, police say
A 29-year-old man was killed after a hit-and-run driver blew a stop sign and crashed into his car early Wednesday in Staten Island, cops said.
Felipe Avila was driving a 1996 Toyota Celica north along Lafayette Ave. in New Brighton when a white 2003 Volvo S80 going east on Cassidy Place didn’t stop and slammed into him just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, cops said. The Volvo’s driver then slammed into a parked Dodge SUV.
The driver stopped only to ditch his ride and run away.
Avila died en route to Richmond University Medical Center, cops said.
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