Police: 16-year-old dies after hit-and-run in Queens, search for driver continues

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A teenaged cyclist was killed late Friday night in a hit-and-run accident in Queens.

Police say they found 16-year-old Darwin Durazno lying in the street on College Point Boulevard, near 18th Avenue, in College Point around 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

The teen had suffered severe head trauma and was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased on Monday.

Police say an investigation revealed that the teen was traveling on bike on College Point Boulevard when a 2019 Toyota Camry, which was traveling northbound on the road, veered to the left, crossing over the double yellow lines into the southbound lanes to overtake another vehicle.

As the vehicle entered the southbound lanes, police say the Toyota struck the teenaged bicyclist, who was traveling southbound.

After striking 16-year-old Durazno, the Toyota continued heading northbound on College Point Boulevard, and made a right turn onto 15th Avenue, leaving the scene of the accident without stopping, authorities said.

Police later discovered the Toyota in front of 120-07 15th Avenue, but it was unoccupied.

There were no arrests as of Thursday afternoon and the investigation remains ongoing.