HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. — An 80-year-old woman is dead and police on Wednesday are searching for the driver who struck her then fled the scene.
The fatal hit-and-run happened as the woman crossed Washington Street at Nichols Circle Tuesday around 8:53 p.m., police said. It is not clear if she was in a crosswalk.
The woman was hospitalized, where she was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m., according to police.
The vehicle believed to be involved was located “a short time later,” parked in Hempstead. It has been impounded for a forensic investigation, police said.
The driver has not yet been found.
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