Search for passengers in deadly UWS hit and run

January 30, 2010 5:57:55 PM PST
An award-winning film editor has been struck and killed by a getaway car speeding from a Manhattan drugstore robbery. Police identified the woman as 39-year-old Karen Schmeer on Saturday.

Her mother, Eleanor DuBois Schmeer, confirmed that Schmeer was the editor of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris's documentaries, including "Fog of War."

Morris tweeted on Saturday about her death, calling it "senseless tragedy."

Police say she was crossing a Manhattan street on Friday night when she was struck by a getaway car fleeing a CVS drugstore where three men had stolen over-the-counter medication.

She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.

Police Lt. John Grimpel says the driver was arrested on a murder charge.


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