Robert Maraj was struck and fatally injured Friday by an unknown car in a New York county.

Robert Maraj, father of singer Nicki Minaj, died last Friday after being run over in the town of Mineola, New York, according to

The 64-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at around 6:00 p.m. local time between Roslyn Street and Raff Avenue. The hit-and-run driver is wanted by Nassau County Police, New York.

The musical star’s father was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but died minutes later.

The singer is on temporary retirement from music, after she gave birth to her first child last September.