Woman fatally struck by car in Yaphank identified, 7-year-old daughter critical

YAPHANK, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County police have released the identities of a woman who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Yaphank Saturday and her 7-year-old daughter, who remains in critical condition.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. on Horseblock Road, west of Yaphank Avenue.

Authorities say a woman driving a 2016 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Horseblock Road she struck the two pedestrians, who stepped into the roadway.

Myshirra High-Cortes, 31, of Brentwood, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where she was pronounced dead.

Her 7-year-old daughter Jayla Cortes was also transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center before being transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 60-year-old resident of Shirley, was not injured. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

No criminal charges have been filed.
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