Woman fatally struck by taxi on Upper East Side

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(Rudy Buccianti/PIX11 News)

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A woman was killed when she was struck by a taxi on the Upper East Side Friday evening.

It happened just before 6 p.m. at 70th Street and Third Avenue.

The woman was rushed to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in critical condition where she later died.

She has been identified as 80-year-old Barbara Horn of East 73rd Street.

A investigation revealed that the taxi was traveling northbound on Third Avenue and made a left turn onto East 70 Street where it struck the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross 70 Street within the crosswalk.

The driver remained scene.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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