Woman crossing street in Bath Beach fatally struck in hit-and-run

BATH BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while trying to cross the street in Brooklyn.

Around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sofiya Ostrovskaya, 66, of Brooklyn, was hit by a dark-colored sedan traveling west on Cropsey Avenue at Bay 35th Street, apparently at a high rate of speed.

The car crossed the intersection against the red light, according to the New York City Police Department. Ostrovskaya, who was walking from the south to the north side of Cropsey Avenue at Bay 35th Street, was hit by the car's bumper and thrown into the air.

She landed on the roadway. She was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where she later died of her injuries.

The driver fled from the scene.

Police say they are looking for a black Nissan with front end damage.

In an unrelated incident, police said a 22-year-old man was arrested after police said he struck and killed a 61-year-old man attempting to cross a street in Brooklyn.

It happened Wednesday at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on Bay Parkway. Police said John Saldiran was taken to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Lincoln MKT that Naghman Mehdi was driving hit Saldiran as he was trying to cross the street, police said.

Mehdi was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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