Truck driver hits, kills woman in Ditmas Park then drives off

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

A truck driver crushed and killed a pedestrian on Caton Avenue in Ditmas Park before driving away apparently none-the-wiser on Wednesday evening, cops said.

The slain pedestrian was crossing the street near St. Paul’s Place at 8:25 pm, when the driver hit her with the rear wheels of his truck’s trailer, according to police.

Paramedics arrived later to find the woman had severe head and body wounds, but their attempts to resuscitate her failed and they declared her dead at the scene, cops said.

The truck driver motored off and police found him elsewhere. Investigators declined to arrest him after he said he didn’t realize he’d hit the woman, according to police sources.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: