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Driver fatally strikes pedestrian in Ozone Park: NYPD

Photo by Robert Stridiron II

A 59-year-old man died after being struck by a driver in Ozone Park Monday afternoon.

On Monday, June 22, around 1:30 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was driving a 2019 Jeep SUV when she attempted to pass a box truck on its right side as the two cars headed north on Cross Bay Boulevard near Liberty Avenue, according to the police. The woman lost control of her car and mounted the sidewalk, hitting the man and an electric utility pole, cops said.

The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene of the crash, according to the police.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

This story was updated at 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday, June 23.

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