Woman dies after being struck by car that left scene in the Bronx


BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – One woman was killed and another injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in the Fordham Manor section of the Bronx Saturday night, the Daily News reports.

Police responded to a 911 call of two pedestrians struck at the intersection of East Fordham Road and Morris Avenue at about 8:42 p.m.  Investigators determined that a driver heading east on East Fordham Road failed to properly navigate the roadway and struck 44-year-old Murielle Gousse, who was walking across the street with a 53-year-old woman.  The vehicle also struck some metal items on the sidewalk, causing them to hit the other woman.

Gousse was pronounced dead after being transported to St. Barnabas Hospital. The other woman, age 53, was taken to the same hospital and listed in stable condition.

Investigators said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on East Fordham Road following the accident. The vehicle, described as a late-model black sedan, is now being sought.

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

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