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A tow-truck driver is charged in the death of a woman who was struck crossing Jamaica Avenue at 217th Street on Friday night.
By Naeisha Rose

A Valley Stream woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while attempting to cross Jamaica Avenue from 217th Street in Queens Village on Friday, according to police.

Donna Hale, 70, was hit by Mandip Singh, 29, of Richmond Hill, who was driving a 2007 Ford truck travelling southbound on 217th Street that stopped at a red light on Jamaica Avenue, according to police.

The light changed to green, and Singh made a left-handed turn in his tow truck onto Jamaica Avenue, hitting the elderly woman, police said. The driver remained at the scene.

Police arrived and found Hale unresponsive on the pavement with trauma to her head and body, according to authorities. EMS transported her to Jamaica Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.

Singh was arrested and charged with failure to exercise due care and right of way, according to the police.

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating this ongoing matter.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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