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Authorities: Hit-And-Run SUV That Killed Teaneck Pedestrian A Honda Pilot

Screen capture from surveillance image
Screen capture from surveillance image Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor

UPDATE (Jan. 9): A New York City social worker who lives in Teaneck turned himself in to face charges in the Christmas night hit-and-run death of a township man, Daily Voice has learned. READ MORE.... TEANECK, N.J. -- Authorities said Friday that the vehicle that struck and killed a Teaneck man as he crossed Cedar Lane a block from his home on Christmas night is a black 2003-2005 Honda Pilot believed to possibly have damage to the front passenger bumper, hood and windshield.

After hitting 59-year-old Steven J. Leitgeb at 6:47 p.m. at Garrison Avenue, the vehicle continued east on Cedar Lane and then south on Palisade Avenue ( see surveillance image, above ), authorities said.

Leitgeb was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he died.

Authorities asked that anyone with information that can help the investigation call the Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5500 , the BCPO Tips Line at (201) 226-5532 or Teaneck police at (201) 837-2600 .

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