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Woman killed in hit and run

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:36 pm, Thu Mar 6, 2014.

A Richmond Hill woman was killed after she was struck by a car allegedly driven by a neighbor in a hit and run on Jamaica Avenue around dawn last Thursday.

At around 6:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street, police responded to a call of a person hit by a car.

The NYPD said Kaneez Hussein, 73, of 129th Street, was walking in the middle of Jamaica Avenue when she fell and was allegedly struck by a gray 2004 Nissan Altima operated by 27-year-old Sorto Alvarez, who lives at an address two blocks from Hussein. Police suspect Hussein fell accidently while crossing the street.

Alvarez fled the scene, police said, and Hussein was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center — only a few blocks away from the accident scene — in critical condition, but died upon arrival.

Police later tracked down Alvarez several blocks away and arrested him. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, and operating a vehicle without a license.

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