Search is on for suspect in deadly Gowanus hit-and-run

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Police are seeking a man who they say fled the scene of a fatal collision in Gowanus months ago.

Miguel Morales allegedly hit two parked cars with his 2013 Nissan Altima, then struck and killed Filipe Castro of Sunset Park on May 10 as Castro stood in the Third Avenue bike lane near the intersection of Seventh Street, police said.

Castro, 27, suffered severe head trauma in the collision and he was pronounced dead on arrival at New York Methodist Hospital, a report states.

Officers describe Morales as 5-feet-7 and 225 pounds. Cops said he has since grown a beard to disguise a distinctive scar on the right side of his face.

Police ask those with information about the incidents to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, go to, or text-message tips to 274637 and enter “TIP577”.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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