Bronx Father Killed in Grand Concourse Hit-and-Run

By Ben Fractenberg on June 14, 2013 2:59pm 

 A black minivan struck and killed Alfonso Melendez, 50, at the intersection of 184th Street and Grand Concourse about 11:16 p.m. on June 14, 2013, after blowing through a red light, police said.
A black minivan struck and killed Alfonso Melendez, 50, at the intersection of 184th Street and Grand Concourse about 11:16 p.m. on June 14, 2013, after blowing through a red light, police said.
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Fordham — A father of three was killed in a hit-and-run accident in The Bronx Thursday night, police said.

A black minivan struck Alfonso Melendez, 50, at the intersection of 184th Street and Grand Concourse about 11:16 p.m. after blowing through a red light, according to the NYPD. The minivan then fled after striking him.

He was walking west on Grand Concourse within the crosswalk when he was truck by the minivan, which was heading south, police added.

Melendez, who was married and had three children, according to News 12, was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he later died.

"I'm feeling real bad because it has been 30 years together with him together," his grieving wife Brenda Pagan told News 12. "And I miss him. And he's still going to be inside my heart no matter what."

There have been no arrests at this time and the incident is being investigated by the NYPD's Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad.

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