A driver hit and killed a senior while backing into the driveway of his Marine Park home on Wednesday, police said.
The 49-year-old motorist struck 85-year-old Stella Clinton with his Toyota Highlander at 4:30 pm, as she walked past the driveway of his Avenue S home near Brown Street on the way to her Gerritsen Avenue home, cops said.
The man fatally struck Clinton as she headed home from Ash Wednesday service at Avenue S’s Good Shepherd Church, where she was a parishioner, according to her daughter, Jessica Clinton.
“She was well known around Marine Park and Good Shepherd school,” her daughter said. “Everyone loved Stella.”
Paramedics rushed Clinton, who sustained head trauma, to Kings County Hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead, according to authorities, who said the driver remained on the scene until cops arrived.
Police have yet to file any charges, and their investigation is ongoing, officers said.
Clinton, who lived in Marine Park for 41 years, is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, her daughter said.