Father's Day tragedy: Dad killed in Bronx hit-and-run, police hunt SUV

June 16, 2019 - 6:46 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are looking for an SUV that fled the scene after striking and killing a Bronx dad on Father's Day.

Police said the SUV struck 37-year-old Christopher Nieves around 6 a.m. Sunday. He was trying to cross Bruckner Boulevard, near Austin Place, in the Longwood section at the time he was hit.

He died at Lincoln Medical Center.

Police said they believe the SUV is a tan or brown Chevy Tahoe.

A relative said Nieves was a family man.

"Always took care of his mother. His mother was his priority, and his brother and his family. It's unfortunate he went out for a drink and got ran over by a selfish person," the man said.

The Daily News reports that Nieves was a construction worker and aspiring rapper who was returning from a party Sunday morning when he was hit.

He had reportedly been planning to give his 7-year-old son a Playstation as a Father's Day gift.

“His son meant the world to him. That’s all he had. He was a good guy, a family guy," Benny Rosado, his 14-year-old nephew, told the Daily News.

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