Senior killed by hit-and-run driver in Sheepshead Bay

Weapon: Police are looking for the driver of this 2014 Toyota Sienna, who fatally struck a man on E. 28th Street in Sheepshead Bay on Saturday as the victim changed his tire.
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Cops are hunting for the hit-and-run driver who killed an oldster after smashing into him on E. 28th Street in Sheepshead Bay on Saturday.

The motorist behind the wheel of a Toyota van fatally struck 65-year-old Iosif Morgenshteyn as the victim changed his car’s front driver’s side tire on E. 28th Street near Shore Parkway just before 6:30 pm, and then drove away, according to a Police Department spokeswoman.

Officers from the 61st Precinct then rushed to the scene with paramedics, who brought Morgenshteyn, a Staten Islander, to Coney Island Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, authorities said.

Police later found the white 2014 Toyota Sienna with Pennsylvania plates unoccupied near Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street and took it into custody, according to the spokeswoman, who said authorities are also searching for passengers who were inside the vehicle at the time of the deadly crash as part of the ongoing investigation.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 2:39 pm, December 3, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Bike from NYC says:
Oldster? Is this some kind of piss poor attempt at being edgy and hip? It’s absolutley disgraceful to refer to the victim in this manner.
Dec. 3, 2018, 1:49 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
These olds are always getting the short end of the stick. Indeed, I was a little taken aback when I read the "oldster" reference. On another note, there seems to be more than meets the eye here. I suspect this vehicle was stolen and used as a weapon of sorts. More on that later. John Wasserman
Dec. 3, 2018, 5:22 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
Another self entitled motorist strikes again!
Dec. 3, 2018, 6:02 pm
Hamas Abedin from Shredding Hillary’s Email says:
Pennsylvania plates! I tell you they oughta charge double the toll for anyone with VA, PA or NC plates! Always up to no good!
Dec. 3, 2018, 7:17 pm
All the truth from Michael Cohen is gonna fry my orange idol says:
I tell you they oughta charge double the toll for anyone with a motor vehicle! Always up to no good!
Dec. 3, 2018, 9:53 pm
Wayne from Sheepshead Bay says:
Sorry for the deceased loved ones. Hopefully, time will mitigate the pain. Working on your car in the street is dangerous at best. Be careful when doing so. Regarding the out-of-state plates. I'd be willing to bet that most cars with such are owned by drivers who live in Brooklyn but want to avoid the high insurance rates. They will have a rude awakening if they are involved in an accident. They won't be covered, and, the owner my be in legal trouble with the DMV.
Dec. 4, 2018, 1:34 pm
Midge from Mill Basin says:
The names of some of the commenters here show what scum they are. I wish they were the ones killed instead of this poor man in Sheepshead Bay. Please, dear God, answer my prayers and strike dead all the above commenters except Wayne, who is good; Bike, who is righteous; and possibly Mr. Wasserman, who is just on the margin of being damned.
Dec. 4, 2018, 2:14 pm
Mike S from South Brooklyn says:
Completely agree, the use of the term "oldster" is demeaning and disrepectful.
Jan. 20, 2019, 6:39 pm

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