Woman killed after being struck by a school bus on a Kew Gardens street

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UPDATED March 13, 12:30 p.m.

A woman died after being hit by a school bus while crossing a Kew Gardens street on Tuesday morning, police reported.

At 6:43 a.m. on March 13, law enforcement sources said, 58-year-old Elise Hellinger was crossing 82nd Road when a school bus, which was driving down Kew Gardens Road, turned onto 82nd Road and struck the woman.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct and EMS units responded responded to the scene. Paramedics pronounced Hellinger dead at the location.

The bus driver remained at the scene following the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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