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SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — A hit-and-run driver killed a 77-year-old woman and injured two others during a three-car crash on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens Sunday morning, police said.

The suspect was driving a BMW X6 south on the expressway near 116th Avenue in South Ozone Park around 3:20 a.m. when the vehicle struck the rear of a Nissan Altima and then hit a Toyota Camry, according to police. 

The BMW driver lost control and the vehicle flipped over a guardrail onto the service road, police said. The driver, a woman, then fled the scene on foot, investigators said.

The 38-year-old man driving the Altima was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and a 77-year-old woman who was in the rear passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The 40-year-old driver of the Camry was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the NYPD.

The identity of the woman who died was not immediately released by police.

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