BROOKLYN – A 66-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at an intersection in Brooklyn Wednesday night, police said.
The NYPD said officers responded to a call of pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Cropsey Avenue and Bay 35 Street about 7:15 p.m.
When cops arrived, they found the victim identified as Sofiya Ostrovskaya in the roadway that had been hit by a vehicle that fled.
She was taken to a local hospital with body injuries where she was pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation by cops reveals that a dark-colored sedan was traveling westbound on Cropsey Avenue at Bay 35th Street at an apparent high rate of speed. Then the car entered the intersection against the steady red light for westbound travel, according to police.
The victim was crossing from the south to north side of Cropsey Avenue at Bay 35th Street where she was slammed by the sedan's bumper and force into the air, landing on the roadway, cops said.
No arrests have been at this time and the investigation is ongoing.