Woman, 67, struck and killed by tractor-trailer in Brooklyn hit-and-run

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A 67-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer that fled the scene in Brooklyn early Wednesday.

Authorities responded to a call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Nostrand and Flatbush avenues just before 5 a.m.

Officers arrived and found Linda Douglass lying on the roadway unconscious and unresponsive with trauma throughout the body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation determined an 18-wheel flatbed was traveling north Flatbush Avenue at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue when the vehicle struck the woman who was attempting to cross Flatbush Avenue.

The vehicle fled the scene but police have released the above surveillance footage of the tractor-trailer they believe was involved.

Correction: This story has been updated with the victim's age. Police initially said she was in her 40s. 

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