Woman struck and killed by car involved in drag race in Brooklyn

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CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY – Police said a car that was involved in a drag race struck and killed a woman in Brooklyn, according to the New York Post.

Woman fatally struck by car in Brooklyn

(Photo from the New York Post)

The incident occurred early Monday morning in the vicinity of Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue in the Crown Heights section of the borough. According to the NYPD, three drivers were drag racing at about 3 .m. when one of the drivers jumped a curb. The vehicle, a Dodge Charger, hit a woman and her husband while they were standing on the sidewalk waiting at a bus stop.

The 20-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, age 23, sustained a leg injury and was hospitalized in stable condition at Kings County Hospital Center.

Authorities said the driver of the Dodge Charger that hit them abandoned their car, got into one of the other vehicles and left the scene. The car that fled, a black and silver sedan, is now being sought by police.

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