MTA bus driver charged in hit-and-run that killed 70-year-old Brooklyn woman

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A MTA bus driver has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 70-year-old woman in Brooklyn Tuesday, police said.

The deadly collision happened about 6:15 a.m. near Sackman and Fulton streets in the Ocean Hill section of the borough and was caught on surveillance video, officials said.

The victim, who was using a walker to cross the street, was walking north on Sackman Street crossing at Fulton Street when she was hit by the bus, which was traveling south on Sackman and turning right into Fulton Street, police said.

Authorities said EMS were called and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was later identified as Carol Bell, of Brooklyn.

The bus driver has been identified as 48-year-old Paul Roper, police said. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care, according to NYPD.

According to MTA officials, he has been suspended without pay.

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