NYPD: 1 Dead After Car Plows Into Construction Area in Brooklyn

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What to Know

  • A 40-year-old woman has died after an SUV plowed into a construction area in Brooklyn when it apparently jumping the curb, police say
  • According to NYPD, police received a call of the incident that took place on Jay Street shortly before 9:30 a.m.
  • 81-year-old man driving remained on scene but was then transported to Brooklyn Hospital as well where he is in stable condition, police say

A 40-year-old woman died after an SUV apparently jumped a curb and plowed into a construction area in Brooklyn, police say.

According to NYPD, police received a call of the incident that took place on Jay Street shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Police say the woman was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital.

The 81-year-old man who was driving remained at the scene but was eventually transported to Brooklyn Hospital as well where he is in stable condition, police say.

The victim was subsequently identified as Tracy Belgrave by the NYC Department of Education, where she served as the Chief Operations Officer of IT, according to her LinkedIn profile.

In a statement, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said: “Tracy was beloved by all of her colleagues, and I’m devastated by this tragic loss for the DOE community. I share my deepest condolences with her family, friends and colleagues. We will have grief counselors available to staff for as long as it is needed, and encourage anyone to reach out for assistance at any time.”

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