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A woman driving a BMW the eve of Thanksgiving hit and killed a 72-year-old man, and then drove away, police say.

The man was crossing at Brewster Street in Glen Cove, Long Island, when he was hit by a light colored BMW traveling north.

The car hit him so hard his body landed several feet away. "Its horrible, the man was left for dead, he has a family," Detective Lt. John Nagle said.

The woman driving did initially stop, get out of her car and speak to some witnesses, police said. But she then got back into her BMW and drove away.

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The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released, pending family notification.

Residents in Glen Cove said drivers tend to speed in the area, and it can be risky to cross the street. "The light changes very rarely and doesnt give you much time to cross," Anthony Curci said.

Police say they are looking for a female driver in a light-colored BMW with heavy front-end damage.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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