MONSEY, New York (WABC) -- The driver of the taxi that struck and killed a toddler in Monsey did not have a license, Ramapo police said on Monday.
The preliminary investigation has determined that an American Latina Taxi Cab driven by Jorge Garrangui-Castillo of Monsey had just picked up a fare on Johanna Lane and was backing from the driveway when the vehicle struck child who was sitting in the roadway.
The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Ramapo police identified the victim as 15-month old Ephraim Szydlow.
There were two other people in the taxi at the time of the accident. They were not hurt.
Garrangui-Castillo will receive a ticket for unlicensed operation, authorities said. The investigation is continuing.
There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement, police said.
Taxi driver in accident that killed toddler not licensed, police say