Felipe Avila, 29, killed by hit-and-run driver in 3-car-crash on Lafayette Avenue on Staten Island, New York

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:04pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Man, 29, killed in Staten Island hit-and-run.

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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Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Felipe Avila
Roadway: 
Lafayette Ave.

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