Woman killed in hit-and-run crash while crossing street in Sunset Park

ByMike Waterhouse via WABC logo
Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Kristin Thorne reports live.

SUNSET PARK, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn are searching for the driver of a minivan after a woman was struck and killed while crossing the street.

It happened at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Sunset Park.

Police said 59-year-old Marlene Zotti, was trying to cross Ninth Avenue when she was struck. Police said the driver then made a right turn onto 42nd Street and kept going.

Zotti was taken to the hospital, where she died a short time later. She lived a half block away from the intersection and appeared to be carrying groceries.

Zotti's brother, Robert Medina, told Eyewitness News reporter Kristin Thorne that she had gone grocery shopping Saturday night.

"She's a great girl. She's got a great heart. She never had a break in life," Medina said. "Seeing her cart smashed like that, it's really devastating."

Police are asking for anyone with information about the white minivan to please contact them.