Police: Hit-and-run off Bruckner Boulevard leaves 1 dead

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Police are looking for a driver they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Country Club.

Police confirmed the victim’s identity as Raymond Baffuto, 52, of New Rochelle. Surveillance video of the scene shows the moment before he was struck by a dump truck with a blue container.

Authorities say the victim had been involved in a separate hit-and-run in Yonkers before he was struck in the Bronx. They did not indicate if he was the victim or the assailant in that case.

Published reports say that Baffuto had fled the scene after striking a car on McLean Avenue, prompting a driver to chase him. Reports say Baffuto exited his white Toyota Corolla that had flat tires and ran into the street where he was killed by the dump truck.

The incident occurred off I-95 on the Bruckner Boulevard service road.

No arrests have been made. Police are urging anyone with information to call them.

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