Woman killed in Bronx hit and run

November 28, 2009 10:50:41 AM PST
A woman is dead and a driver is under arrest after a hit and run accident in the Bronx. The accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday in front of 4355 Baychester Avenue.

Investigators said Sonya Powell, 40, was struck by a 2007 gray Infiniti. She was transported to Jacobi Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The driver of the car fled the scene, police said, after initially calling 911 and waiting for an ambulance to arrive. He was apprehended about two hours later just a couple of blocks away.

The driver was identified as 28-year-old Sheldon Reid. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality and driving without a license.