2-car crash kills woman crossing street in Bronx hit-and-run

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
2-car crash kills woman crossing street in Bronx hit-and-run
Crystal Cranmore has the story in the Bronx on the deadly hit-and-run.

MORRISANIA, The Bronx (WABC) -- Police in the Bronx are searching for the driver who struck and killed a woman before taking off.

Authorities say it happened in the Morrisania section of the Bronx just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the woman was crossing Washington Avenue at East 167th Street when a black Toyota Rav 4 clipped the bumper of a blue Jeep SUV, causing the jeep to lose control.

The woman was hit by the Jeep and thrown into a parked car, which the Jeep also hit.

Instead of waiting for help to arrive, police say three people in the Jeep jumped out of the car and ran away.

The 30-year-old pedestrian was taken to the hospital where she died. Her name has not yet been released.

Nearby residents said the driver of the Jeep is known in the area and they pray he turns himself in.

The driver of the Toyota Rav 4 stayed at the scene and has not been charged.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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