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Woman fatally hit by motorist in Brooklyn, NYPD says

A woman was fatally struck by a driver

A woman was fatally struck by a driver in the intersection of Coney Island and Chruch avenues in Kensington on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A woman was struck and killed by a motorist in Brooklyn Monday morning, police said. 

Maria Del Carmen Porras-Hernandez, 49, was crossing Coney Island Avenue around 9 a.m. in Kensington when the driver of a blue Honda hit her while making a right turn from Church Avenue, police said.

Porras-Hernandez, who lived in Kensington, was in a marked crosswalk, cops said. She was taken to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. 

The driver, identified as Claudette Crosby, 63, also struck another vehicle, a brown Subaru, that was stopped at a traffic light on Coney Island Avenue, cops said.

Crosby, of Canarsie, remained at the scene and was later charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. 


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