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

Posted: Updated:
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
 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."