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Brooklyn Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash; Police Seek Driver

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A Brooklyn man was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning, and police are on the lookout for the driver.

Police say 27-year-old Felipe Castro was hit near Third Avenue and Seventh Street in Gowanus shortly before 8 a.m.

Police say the driver slammed into another car on the road along with Castro, who was sent flying into the back windshield of a parked car.

Castro was pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital.

Gabriel Flores, one of Castro's friends, said he will be missed.

"Felipe is a very nice person. Felipe is a good people, a working people. Felipe is a very nice guy," Flores said. "I know Felipe from a long time ago."

Police are now searching for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Nissan Altima.

A witness to the incident said he followed the car for several blocks and took down the license plate number, which he turned over to police.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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