81-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed by Driver Making Left Turn onto Bronx Road: Police

A Manhattan man has been arrested in an accident that killed an 81-year-old woman crossing a Bronx street Tuesday morning, police say. 

The victim, Carmen Velez, was crossing East Fordham Road at about 9 a.m. when she was hit by an SUV that was trying to make a left turn from Hughes Avenue, according to police.

Velez was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with trauma to the body, and was pronounced dead. 

The driver of the SUV, 51-year-old Eugene Kouassi of Harlem, was arrested on charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. 

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. 

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