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Bronx woman killed by hit-and-run driver just steps from her home, NYPD says

A Bronx woman, 82, was fatally struck by

A Bronx woman, 82, was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed the street outside her home on Friday, Oct. 7, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A Bronx man was charged Saturday in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 82-year-old woman as she crossed the street late Friday night, police said.

Hilda Arocho, of the Bronx, was trying to cross Pitman Avenue, near Gunther Avenue in Wakefield, just after 11 p.m. when she was struck by a white Dodge cargo van heading west, police said.

Arocho was a short walk from her home when she was hit. She suffered trauma to her torso and was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center, according to police.

The driver of the van, later identified as Alcyto Powell, 50, of the Bronx, got out of the van and fled the scene on foot, police said. He faces numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and failure to report an accident, according to the NYPD.


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