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Pedestrian carrying groceries killed in Brooklyn hit-and-run: NYPD

Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 10:02:14-05

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday after she was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.

Francine Labarbara was killed in a hit-and-run on Dec. 11, 2018. (Facebook)

The woman was allegedly carrying groceries at about 8:50 a.m. near West 2nd Street and Avenue Y in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn when she was struck by a van that fled the scene.

The vehicle that struck her was described by police as a  dark-colored van.

A person who witnessed the incident spoke to PIX11:

"It's very scary, very heart wrenching that somebody would hit and run away. At least has the moral to stay around," Esther Shaloh said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.