BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A woman was charged after the NYPD tow truck she was driving struck and killed a 7-year-old boy crossing the street in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD.
Stephanie Sharp, 54, was charged with motor vehicle failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. Sharp, a civilian, works as a traffic enforcement agent for the NYPD, officials said.
The 7-year-old boy, identified as Kamei Hughes, was on a scooter while crossing the street with his mother in Fort Greene when he was hit. He died at the scene, according to the NYPD.
Police said Sharp was making a right turn onto North Portland Avenue while towing a car to a Brooklyn pound.
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