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Police chase in Queens ends with fatal crash, NYPD says

A robbery suspect fleeing police crashed into another

A robbery suspect fleeing police crashed into another car in Queens on Thursday, July 7, 2016, police said. The woman driving the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NYPD. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A robbery suspect fleeing police in Queens caused a car crash that killed a woman on Thursday, the NYPD said.

According to police, Derrick Perkins was fleeing from officers in a vehicle headed south on 225th Street when he blew a red light at Linden Boulevard and slammed into another vehicle.

Perkins then tried to flee on foot, but police said he was apprehended by officers after a brief struggle.

The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Roxina Clayton, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators.

Police said a 29-year-old man who was standing at the intersection was also injured and taken to North Shore University Hospital for treatment.

Police said Perkins was suspected in a robbery that was reported around 12:50 p.m. on Hempstead Avenue near 100th Avenue. Charges against him are pending, according to police.

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