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Driver kills 75-year-old woman in Sunset Park: Police • Brooklyn Paper

Driver kills 75-year-old woman in Sunset Park: Police

The pedestrian was attempting to cross Eighth Avenue when she was run down.
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A 21-year-old driver struck and killed a 75-year-old woman in Sunset Park on Wednesday night, cops said. 

The motorist behind the wheel of a 2019 Jeep Cherokee was heading south along Eighth Avenue at 9:59 pm, when she struck the elderly victim in the crosswalk as she attempted to turn onto 52nd Street. 

The victim, who police identified as Sunset Park resident Xue You, was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The driver remained on the scene, where she was arrested on charges including misdemeanor failure to yield to a pedestrian, cops said.

You is the fourth Brooklyn pedestrian killed in the past month. An 80-year-old pedestrian succumbed to her injuries in the hospital earlier this week after being struck on Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 13. Department of Education Employee Tracy Lewis-Belgrave was killed on a shared street in Downtown Brooklyn on Dec. 4, and another woman was killed on Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York on Nov. 30. 

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