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Woman Killed After Struck, Pinned Under Stolen Car in Queens; Driver at Large: Police

The 38-year-old man who was driving the car — which cops believe to be stolen — ran away and he's currently at large

What to Know

  • A woman was killed after getting struck by a driver in a stolen car in Queens, police said
  • The woman was on the sidewalk in Jamaica around 9 p.m. when cops said a car jumped the curb and hit her; she was later pronounced dead
  • The 38-year-old man who was driving the car — which cops believe to be stolen — ran away and he's currently at large

A woman was killed after getting struck and pinned by a driver in a stolen car in Queens, police said.

The woman was on the sidewalk at Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica around 9 p.m. when cops said a car jumped the curb and hit her. The victim was left pinned underneath the car as the man behind the wheel fled the scene immediately after.

A ladder was used to eventually pry the car up off the woman, who has not been identified, and witnesses say first responders and others stepped in to try and save her. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The 38-year-old man who was driving the car — which cops believe to be stolen — ran away, police said.

A nearby McDonald's was placed on lockdown after customers reported a suspicious man inside, believing he was connected to the hit-and-run.

The man was soon released after being brought into police custody. Police said he was found not to be involved.

Investigators are still searching for the driver of the vehicle.

No descriptions of the suspect were given and an investigation is ongoing.

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