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NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian dead Wednesday night.

Police confirm it happened near Amelia Street and Claiborne Avenue.

Witnesses tell police a man was attempting to cross Claiborne from the neutral ground when he was hit by a dark gray Chevy Avalanche.

Police say the unidentified man died at the hospital.

The driver of that car is still at large. Anyone with information should call police or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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