Floral Park woman accidentally killed by grandson: Police

At this house on Sunday, a 75-year-old woman was killed by a teenage driver backing up in a driveway.
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By Mark Hallum

FLORAL PARK—An elderly Floral Park woman was killed Sunday when she was struck by a car backing into the driveway of her residence that was driven by her grandson, police said.

Chandrawati Lathan’s 17-year-old grandson was at the wheel of the 2004 Toyota Sequoia mini-van when the incident occurred at 83-12 267th St. around 10:32 a.m., according to the NYPD.

Police from the 105th Precinct responded to the call and found Lathan unresponsive with body trauma. EMS transported the 75-year-old to North Shore-LIJ Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

According to police, the driver remained at the scene.

NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is leading the investigation.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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