Nicki Minaj Father Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Robert Maraj was struck while walking along a road in Long Island

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    Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Friday.

    Maraj, 64, was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m. local time when he was hit by a car that kept going, according to ABC 7 New York. Maraj was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead on Saturday.

    TMZ reports that police officers do not have a description of the driver and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

    A publicist for Minaj confirmed Robert’s passing to TMZ, but did not offer any additional comment.


    Update – February 17th: Charles Polevich, a 70-year-old native of Guam, has been arrested and charged with with leaving the scene of an incident involving the death of a person and tampering with or suppressing physical evidence, both considered felony crimes, according to Newsday.