Secret Service Agent Was Driving Car That Fatally Struck Brooklyn Woman: NYPD

Maria Tripp of Brooklyn was crossing Atlantic at Ralph Avenue when she was hit by a car going westbound late Thursday afternoon

Friday, May 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:22 AM EDT
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A woman was struck and killed while crossing Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Thursday

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A 47-year-old Brooklyn woman was struck and killed by a car driven by an on-duty Secret Service agent as she attempted to cross Atlantic Avenue Thursday afternoon, police said.

Maria Tripp of Brooklyn was crossing Atlantic at Ralph Avenue when she was hit by a car going westbound on Atlantic at about 4:48 p.m., police said. Responding officers found her on the ground with head and body trauma.

Tripp was transported to Interfaith Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the black Chevrolet Impala was a Secret Service agent who was on duty at the time, authorities said. He stayed at the scene and cooperated with NYPD, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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