Elderly Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Truck in Brooklyn: NYPD

An elderly woman was struck and killed while crossing the street in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, according to the NYPD. 

Police say the 81-year-old victim was crossing the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Avenue when she was struck by a box truck. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The accident took place at 3:30 p.m. in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

The driver remained on the scene and has not been charged. The investigation is ongoing. 

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