Victim of Upper East Side pedestrian crash identified as kindergarten teacher


UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NY – The woman struck and killed by a vehicle in Manhattan this week has been identified, according to the New York Post.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said the victim was 51-year-old Shruti Udeshi, who was a kindergarten teacher at the Spence School. The accident took place Monday morning at the intersection of East 76th Street and Third Avenue shortly after 6:30 a.m.

According to investigators, Udeshi was in the crosswalk when she was struck by an Audi sedan making a right turn onto Third Avenue.

Udeshi was transported to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the Audi, 59-year-old Connette Bercik of Oldwick, New Jersey, remained at the scene of the crash.

She was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and was issued a desk appearance ticket.

Police said Udeshi lived near the scene and was on her way to work at the private all-girls school at the time of the accident.

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