DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A 34-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run at Flatbush and DeKalb avenues Monday evening, police said.
Queens resident Latchman Singh was crossing the busy intersection at about 7:45 p.m. when he was struck by a white Toyota Camry, which fled the scene, police said.
Police found Singh lying unconscious inside the crosswalk. He was transported in critical condition to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the FDNY.
Monday's crash occurred just days after the city dropped the speed limit to 25 mph across the five boroughs as part of the Vision Zero plan designed to eliminate traffic deaths.
Signs showing the speed limit reduction on more than 7 miles of the Flatbush Avenue — between the Manhattan Bridge and Marine Park — were posted just last week.
It was unclear if the driver who hit Singh was speeding, police said.
The investigation was ongoing, the NYPD said.