Correction worker killed in hit-and-run car accident outside Yankee Stadium


BRONX, NEW YORK – Authorities said a woman was killed in a car crash in the Bronx involving a hit-and-run driver, according to a report in the New York Post.

The victim was identified as 69-year-old Cathy Garcia, an employee of the New York City Department of Correction.  The accident happened Thursday at the intersection of River Avenue and East 161st Street outside Yankee Stadium in the Concourse section.

Police said Garcia was driving to work at about 5:15 a.m. in a Mitsubishi Outlander when her vehicle was struck in a T-bone collision by a BMW X6 going west on East 161st Street. It was reported that Garcia had the green light and the BMW was speeding and ran through a red light prior to the accident.

Garcia, who was a few blocks from home, was pronounced dead after being transported to Lincoln Medical Center.

The driver of the BMW and two other people in the vehicle jumped out and fled the scene after the accident.  The three turned themselves in the following day and were arrested.  The alleged driver, 24-year-old Carlos Hernandez, was charged with manslaughter.

Police said the BMW had 12 stolen catalytic converters inside and the vehicle did not have any license plates, the Daily News reported.

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