QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- The Cross Island Parkway was shut down for hours after a woman was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday morning.
Officials say the crash happened north of the Southern State Parkway near Linden Boulevard at around 5:10 a.m.
A preliminary investigation by the NYPD found that a 42-year-old man was driving a 2015 Cadillac Escalade northbound on the Cross Island Parkway in the middle lane when he struck an 82-year-old woman in the roadway.
The pedestrian, identified as Lucili Osjo-Igbinoba, was walking northbound along the center divider and attempted to cross northbound lanes of travel from west to east at the time of the crash.
The woman suffered severe body trauma and pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the Cadillac remained on the scene and did not suffer and injuries.
There were three additional passengers in the car that did not suffer any injuries.
The Parkway was closed for hours as investigators canvassed the scene.
There is no criminality suspected at this time.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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