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22-Year-Old Cornell Grad Killed in Hit-and-Run on West Side Highway

By Jess Wisloski | March 9, 2013 9:56am | Updated on March 10, 2013 3:38pm

CHELSEA — A 22-year-old man was killed early Saturday when a car headed southbound on the West Side Highway struck him and fled the scene, police said.

Andrew Quinn, of Morris Plains, N.J., was found lying on the ground near West 23rd Street with severe trauma at 2:55 a.m. police said. Quinn was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but declared dead on arrival.

Investigators determined that Quinn appeared to be walking in the crosswalk at the West Side Highway and West 23rd when he was struck by an unknown vehicle headed southbound on the highway, police said.

Family members told newspapers that Quinn, who moved to the city last fall, had been headed home after a night out with friends, according to the Daily News.

The Cornell graduate had moved to the city after accepting a job as a real estate analyst at Tishman Realty, his mother told the paper, and his Linked In profile stated.

"It’s horrendous," his mother, Linda Quinn, told the News. "It’s the worst nightmare that could ever happen."

The driver fled the scene of the accident, and no arrests have been made, police said.