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82-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in the Bronx

WAKEFIELD, Bronx – An 82-year-old woman is dead after a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx.

Police responded to a call Friday night about a pedestrian struck in front of 1779 Pitman Avenue, officials said.

When they arrived, police found 82-year-old Hilda Arocho on the ground with torso trauma, police said.

Arocho was taken to Jacobi Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators revealed that Arocho was trying to cross Pitman Avenue when she was struck by a white Dodge cargo van. The driver of the van allegedly fled the location on foot.

Police arrested 50-year-old Alcyto Powell Saturday after turning himself in.

He faces several charges, including failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury, and leaving the scene of an accident.