Driver arrested after elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Brooklyn


CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN – A man is under arrest in connection with an accident that killed an elderly pedestrian in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by WABC.

The incident took place in the Crown Heights section of the borough, in the vicinity of St. John’s Place and Utica Avenue.

Police said 75-year-old Amelia Grant was walking in the crosswalk on St. John’s Place shortly after 2 p.m. and was hit by a 2019 Kenworth flatbed truck that was going north.  Grant was found severely injured in the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash happened about two blocks away from her home.

Police said the driver of the truck, 41-year-old David Chacha, initially did not stop but returned to the scene later.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its investigation into the cause of the incident.

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