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Woman Hit, Killed By Auto Transport Truck In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A woman was struck and killed by an auto transport truck in Brooklyn Wednesday evening.

The car-shipping truck hit the woman at Caton Avenue and St. Paul's Place in Prospect Park South around 8:25 p.m., police told CBS2.

The truck was headed east on Caton Avenue when it struck the woman as she cross the street, police said.

The driver of the truck did not stop, but late Wednesday, police found the driver and it was not clear if the driver was aware of having struck anyone, police said.

Prospect Park South Woman Struck
A woman was struck and killed by an auto transport truck in Prospect Park South, Brooklyn on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Credit: CBS2)

A witness, Jim Sullivan, told CBS2's Valerie Castro he noticed the commotion when he got home from work.

"It's very unfortunate. It's a congested area – lots of traffic – but it's just really a shame what happened," Sullivan said.

Sullivan said the incident made him think twice about walking in the area.

"It makes me nervous a little bit – definitely look both ways," he said.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, has not been identified, police said.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was investigating late Wednesday.

Police were investigating the incident as a hit-and-run, but had not determined whether any criminality was involved.


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