Authorities Seek Help Finding SUV In Fatal Teaneck Pedestrian Crash

TEANECK, N.J. -- Authorities are seeking the public's help finding the driver of a large black SUV that fled after striking and killing a 59-year-old Teaneck man as he crossed Cedar Lane a block from his home on Christmas night.

The scene outside Bischoff's on Cedar Lane.
The scene outside Bischoff's on Cedar Lane. Photo Credit: Kyle Mazza

Steven J. Leitgeb was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he died, after the 6:47 p.m. crash at Garrison Avenue, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

The SUV kept going east on Cedar Lane, he said.

"The vehicle may have damage to the front passenger bumper, hood and windshield," the prosecutor said.

He asked that anyone with information that can help the investigation call his Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5500 or Teaneck police at (201) 837-2600.

Anyone that wishes to remain anonymous but has valuable information can call the BCPO Tips Line: (201) 226-5532

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