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Police: Woman Killed During Brooklyn Hit-And-Run, Others Injured

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)-- Police are searching for two men who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into another car, killing one pedestrian and injuring others on Sunday afternoon in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

Police said the suspects were driving a stolen white SUV when they lost control and crashed into a red sedan on the corner of Avenue K and East 94th Street, 1010 WINS Carol D'Auria reported. 

The car proceeded to jump a curb, mounted the sidewalk, and struck a 51-year-old woman and her 57-year-old husband.

Police said the driver and passenger ran from the scene.

The 51-year-old woman, identified as Tan Chooi Peng, was reported to be in critical condition earlier, but passed away Sunday evening, officials confirmed.

Greg Flloyd lives on East 94th Street and said police told him the stolen SUV ran a stop sign. He said his vehicle was also hit during the crash.

Another witness, who asked not to be identified, described the scene.

"I heard a big bang and when I came outside I saw the van run into the fence. Two young guys, early 20s, ran out the van and ran down the street," the witness told CBS2's Hazel Sanchez.

The victims were taken to the hospital.

"There was a lady on the ground. She was bleeding. She was unconscious. It was her husband-- he was bleeding also and he was crying out for help," the witness said.

The witness called 911 to help the injured couple and the driver of the car, who also suffered injuries.

A homeowner's surveillance camera captured the accident and police are reviewing the video. Police brought out a canine unit to try to track down the suspected car thieves.

"I hope justice was prevailed. I hope they find them," Flloyd said.


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