89-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed In Staten Island Hit-And-Run: Police - NBC New York

89-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed In Staten Island Hit-And-Run: Police

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    Woman Leaving Church Killed in Staten Island Hit-and-Run

    A Staten Island family spent their Easter Sunday in mourning. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Sunday, April 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • An 89-year-old woman was struck and killed on Staten Island Saturday night as she was trying to cross the street, police say

    • Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Bradley and Purdy avenues around 10:30 p.m.

    • No arrests have been made, police say; the investigation is ongoing

    An 89-year-old woman leaving church was struck and killed in an Easter weekend hit-and-run on Staten Island as she was trying to cross the street, police say.

    Police rushed to the intersection of Bradley and Purdy avenues in Castleton Corners around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night after the woman was hit. 

    When police arrived at the scene they found the victim unconscious with trauma to the body.

    Police say the woman exited an MTA bus and was crossing the street when she was hit by a dark color 4-door sedan. Family and friends say she was heading home from church when she was hit.

    The victim, identified as Anastasia Diaz, was taken to Richmond University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

    No arrests have been made, police say. The investigation is ongoing.

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