1 dead, another critical after hit and run on Staten Island

A 68-year-old woman was killed and her husband left gravely injured by a speeding driver who slammed into their car on Staten Island Tuesday night and then fled on foot, according to the NYPD.

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- Staten Island and the investigation into a deadly hit and run. A 68-year-old woman killed and another man left seriously injured in the crash last night. Now, we're getting new information on the person who police say ran away from the scene. Eyewitness News reporter Naveen Dhaliwal live on Staten Island with more. Naveen?

NAVEEN DHALIWAL: Yeah, David. Right now, police are searching for a 19-year-old who walked into the police precinct this morning. Investigators say he claimed that one of the two cars involved in this violent, fatal crash was his, and when detectives began to question him further, he actually took off, out of the police precinct. And now to this accident, it was just violent and just so sad. A Citizen App video shows emergency crews arriving to this intersection at Lamberts Lane and Elson Street. Very residential with a lot of townhouses. There's a stop sign on Elson Street, and detectives say the driver of the Honda, of a Honda, blew that stop sign and T boned a Mercedes just after 6:00 PM last night.

There was a couple in that Mercedes, and sadly, 68-year-old woman, now identified as Kauser Akhund, passed away. Her husband at this hour in critical condition, fighting for his life. And the driver of that Honda last night took off. Again, that 19-year-old came into the police precinct this morning. It's unclear if he was a driver of that Honda, but right now, police are searching for him. They want to talk to him. They believe that he may know something about this crash. Reporting live from--