A 21-year-old man who graduated from Fordham University just weeks ago was fatally mowed down by a hit-and-run driver while trying to cross the street near Columbus Circle early Saturday, police said.
The victim was identified by Fordham University president Joseph McShane as Noah Goldstein in an email sent to the college community.
“We have reached out to (Goldstein’s) family, and of course will do everything we can to support them in their hour of grief. We will hold a service for Noah at Lincoln Center, once we know the family’s wishes,” McShane wrote in the email.
Goldstein was found unconscious and unresponsive lying in the crosswalk at Broadway and West 61st Street at around 3:15 a.m., cops said.
He was trying to cross Broadway from east to west when he was struck by the vehicle that then fled north on Broadway, an investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad determined.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was not far from Fordham’s Upper West Side campus.
A photo of Goldstein in his graduation cap and gown was posted just weeks ago on his Facebook page. Goldstein’s hair, dyed in bright hues of blue and white, can be seen poking out from his cap.
Investigators continue to search for a suspect.