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Hartford police search for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

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A 34-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in Hartford in a hit-and-run crash. (WFSB) A 34-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in Hartford in a hit-and-run crash. (WFSB)
A person was killed in a deadly crash Sunday morning. A person was killed in a deadly crash Sunday morning.
Hartford police say this is the type of car they are searching for as they investigate a hit-and-run. (Hartford Police) Hartford police say this is the type of car they are searching for as they investigate a hit-and-run. (Hartford Police)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A 34-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in Hartford in a hit-and-run crash.

The crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Preston Street.

The victim was identified as Luis A. Maldonado of Hartford, according to police.  

Police said he was changing a tire when he was hit by a car. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

"It has been very sad, especially today which is Mother's Day as well, and for me even sadder because I live close to where the incident happened," said neighbor Maria Martinez.

Preston Street was shut down while police investigated the incident.

Police said the suspected vehicle is possibly a black 2000-2003 Nissan Maxima, with possible front-end damage.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Hartford police.

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