A 60-year-old Flatlands woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Bensonhurst late Wednesday, according to police.
The woman, Elizabeth Perez, was crossing the street at the intersection of Dahill Road and 63rd street at around 10 p.m. when authorities say she was struck by a driver in a 2005 Acura TSX.
Cops and EMS responded to a 911 call made at 10.02 pm and found Perez in the roadway with traumatic head and body injuries.
Paramedics transported Perez to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Cops say the driver of the car was heading northbound on Dahill Road when he crossed over the double yellow lines separating the north and south bound lanes, striking Perez with the passenger side front of the vehicle and leaving the location without stopping.
Cops noted that Perez was not within a designated crosswalk area when the incident occurred.
The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad later identified the vehicle not far from Dahill Road and subsequently arrested the driver who police have identified as 24-year-old Yerlin Garcia.
Cops charged the Mapleton man within the confines of the 62 Precinct shortly after 11 pm Wednesday night.
Garcia was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, aggravated unlicensed operator of a vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.