Woman dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn


BENSONHURST, BROOKLYN – New York City police made an arrest following an accident that killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last week, according to the New York Post.

The incident happened Wednesday night as the victim was walking with her dog at 63rd Street and Dahill Road in Bensonhurst shortly after 10 p.m.

Investigators said the driver of a 2005 Acura TSX was heading northbound on Dahill Road when he went over a double yellow line and struck the pedestrian, identified as 60-year-old Elizabeth Perez.

Perez was pronounced dead after being transported to Maimonides Medical Center.  The victim, who was reportedly not in a crosswalk at the time, was near her home when the accident happened.

Police said the driver involved left the scene of the crash, but the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad later located the Acura and arrested the suspect, 24-year-old Yerlin Garcia. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death as well as driving without a license and insurance.

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