News: Driver flees scene following Queens car wreck that killed elderly woman

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SOUTH JAMAICA, QUEENS, NY – Police say a driver fled the scene following a crash that killed an elderly woman in Queens on Sunday morning, the Daily News reports.

Fatal hit-and-run on Van Wyck Expressway

(Photo from New York Daily News)

The accident occurred on the Van Wyck Expressway near 116th Avenue in South Jamaica at about 3:20 a.m. According to the NYPD, the driver of a BMW X6 was headed south on the highway at high speed when the car rear-ended a Nissan Altima near Exit 2. The BMW also struck a Toyota Camry and then went over a guardrail before landing on a Van Wyck service road.

A 77-year-old woman who was in the rear passenger seat of the Altima was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38-year-old driver of the Altima and the 40-year-old driver of the Camry sustained minor injuries and were transported to Jamaica Hospital.

Police said the woman who was driving the BMW abandoned the vehicle and ran away from the scene on foot. A search for her is ongoing.

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