Elderly Brooklyn Woman Killed by Hit-Run Driver

Police say they've charged Wayne Stokeling with leaving an accident resulting in death and aggravated unlicensed operator

Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 1:34 PM EDT
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Elderly Brooklyn Woman Killed by Hit-Run Driver

The scene after a hit-and-run accident that killed an 88-year-old woman in Brooklyn.

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A Brooklyn man is under arrest in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed an 88-year-old woman.

Police say they've charged Wayne Stokeling with leaving an accident resulting in death and aggravated unlicensed operator.

The victim, Isabel Rodriguez of Brooklyn, was crossing Stone Avenue at the intersection of Livonia Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday when she was struck by a BMW sedan.

She was transported to a hospital where she died.

Neighbors told DNAinfo that Rodriguez used a cane to get around and that she was known for giving out cookies to neighborhood children.

"This is a tragedy," Rosa Torres, a next door neighbor to Rodriguez, told the news website. "She was a good lady."

The website reported that Stokeling has extensive violations on his driving record and prior arrests for grand larceny, forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and bail jumping, according to police.

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