21-year-old man dies after being found sprawled out on East Village street, likely victim of hit-and-run driverhttps://t.co/FhN2ep8ZAT— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 14, 2022
Dad Eduardo Gil recalled his son working at a hotel while pursuing his aspirations of becoming a photographer and graphic designer, adding the young man was headed to a scheduled photo shoot when killed that morning.
The traffic light changed as he was in the median, and a private sanitation truck slowed to let him pass.At that same time, however, a black sedan can be seen speeding around the right side of the truck. The car struck the victim ... and dragged him along the street. Both the car and sanitation truck left Gil in the middle of the street, and drove away.
The sedan was last seen driving westbound on Houston.
Workers in the area who have seen the surveillance [footage] say it's clear the driver was going way too fast into the intersection.
"I'm not too sure if he saw the person, but even if he didn't, at least stop if you know you hit someone," said Justin Lopez, who works nearby. "And he didn't."