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Driver Kills Two Pedestrians in Brooklyn Before Fleeing Scene on Foot

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A driver sped through an intersection, killed two pedestrians, and fled the scene on foot in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, early Monday morning.

According to police, the driver of an Acura TL sedan was speeding east on Fulton Street shortly after midnight when they passed through the intersection of Chestnut Street, hitting two parked cars and two men who happened to be walking near the intersection. The driver left the car and fled.

Delman Maldonado, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene. Israel Turcios, 56, was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he died of his injuries. According to ABC News, the two men were friends and were leaving a bar when they were killed.

An NYPD spokesperson said that no arrests have been made.

Last month, police arrested 58-year-old Jairam Budhu for speeding through a stop sign in South Ozone Park and killing 40-year-old Zaalika Rasool and injuring her 9-year-old daughter. Police say Budhu fled the scene on foot, and he was arrested two days after the crash.

A department spokesperson said that the NYPD has yet to make an arrest in the case of Matthew von Ohlen, a cyclist who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Williamsburg last month. 

UPDATE: On August 1, police say Efrin Lanfranco-Perez turned himself in. Lanfranco-Perez is charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

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