Cops hunt motorists who killed two people in separate NYC hit-and-runs

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Two men were killed in hit-and-run crashes in Brooklyn and in the Bronx early Saturday — one on an notorious avenue where another man was run over and left for dead a week earlier, police said.

Searches are underway for both motorists, one driving a silver SUV and the other in a white Mercedes Benz, cops said.

The first incident happened about 3:15 a.m. when the speeding SUV plowed into a 63-year-old Daryl Brown as he crossed Nostrand Ave. at Atlantic Ave. in Crown Heights.

The SUV, heading west on Atlantic Ave., struck Brown in the crosswalk.

EMS rushed Brown to Interfaith Medical Center, where he died. He was two blocks away from his home when he was mowed down, police said.

Brown was the second man to be killed by a hit-and-run driver on Atlantic Ave. in two weeks, police said.

On Oct. 15 a hit-and-run driver killed 56-year-old Jose Ramos after ramming into him at the corner of Atlantic Ave. and Essex St. in Cypress Hills — about three miles from Saturday’s fatal crash.

Ramos had finished his night shift at a local bodega, his wife Martha Rodriguez only a few steps behind when the car plowed into him, cops said.

No arrests have been made.

About an hour after Saturday’s crash on Nostrand Ave., another man was struck and killed by a white Mercedes Benz speeding in North Riverdale, police said.

The man was crossing the street near Broadway and W. 262nd St. about 4:30 a.m. when the luxury car hit him in the middle of the road, cops said.

The victim, who had no ID on him, died at the scene, cops said.

The two deaths come amid a major uptick in pedestrian fatalities across the five boroughs.

As of Oct. 21, 94 people had been killed crossing city streets, 19 more than the 75 killed the same time last year, according to NYPD statistics.

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