Police: 80-year-old struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Hempstead

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HEMPSTEAD -

An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene Tuesday night in Hempstead, police say. 

The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. at Washington Street and Nichols Court. 

Friends of the unidentified victim say she lived at a senior citizen complex just a few blocks from where she was killed. 

The vehicle that left the scene of the crash was found by the Hempstead Police Department a short time later parked on the street, officials say.

No arrests have been made. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  

Crossing Guard Shirley Cunningham said she was heartbroken after learning about the incident. She says she saw the victim every day. 

"I'm going to miss her. That's all I can say," she told News 12
 

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