Elderly woman struck and killed by van while crossing street on Christmas Eve

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BROOKLYN — A 77 year-old woman was struck by a van while she was crossing the street on Christmas Eve.

The elderly woman was crossing Gravesend Neck Road around 4:35 p.m. when a van hit her. The driver was on East 21st Street and was attempting to make a left turn, officials said.

When police arrived on the scene, the woman was unconscious and unresponsive. She was taken to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The identity of the woman has not been released yet.

An investigation is ongoing.