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Drunk hit-and-run victim had gotten out of moving cab: NYPD

Investigators have now determined that the victim fell into the street as he tried to exit a livery cab while it was making a left turn.

The corner of Jerome Avenue and Macombs Road.

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A man who was fatally struck in the Bronx by a hit-and-run driver had just exited a taxi cab as it was making a left turn.

Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night near the corner of Jerome Avenue and Macombs Road in Highbridge, police responded to an apparently intoxicated 35-year-old victim who was lying in the road whena white sedan hit and killed him, Pix11 reported. The car fled the scene.

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Investigators have now determined that the victim, Jorge Zepeda, 35, fell into the street as he tried to exit a livery cab while it was making a left turn, the New York Daily News reported. After he fell out, the hit-and-run driver struck him.

Officials did not charge the cab driver, who remained at the location, according to the Daily News, which added that the hit-and-run driver remained at large on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, police reported that the hit-and-run vehicle was believed to be a White Chevy Impala with New York plates and possibly with black lettering on the driver's door.

 

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