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Driver arrested in fatal Thanksgiving hit-and-run involving five cars

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A driver has been arrested in a Thanksgiving hit-and-run that killed a woman, hurt three drivers and left a chaotic scene of smashed cars its wake, police said Friday.

Michael McBean, 24, of Brooklyn, faces charges of attempted robbery, leaving the scene of an accident which results in a death, obstruction of governmental administration, and disorderly conduct, according to NYPD.

McBean is accused of setting off a fatal chain of events shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday near Pennsylvania and Stanley avenues in East New York, Brooklyn.

It was there, police said, that McBean allegedly slammed into a Nissan Murano, which was stopped at a red light, with his Mercedez Benz. He then allegedly hit Yvette Molina as she was getting into her car, mortally wounding the 56-year-old and leaving her in the roadway.

Molina was found unconscious and unresponsive at the scene. The victim, who lived less than a mile away from the crash site, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, NYPD said.

Then, McBean allegedly kept trying to escape the scene but first hit a Dodge Caravan which then struck a Dodge Charger that then hit an Audi Q7, police said. All those vehicles were stopped at the red light.

The suspect then jumped out of his Mercedez and ran away, with FDNY personnel in tow, police said. McBean eventually ran back to the scene where he was caught by police.

The first driver McBean allegedly struck refused medical attention but the three other drivers were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Molina was found unconscious and unresponsive at the scene. The victim, who lived less than a mile away from the crash site, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, NYPD said.