79-year-old woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn

Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a woman in Brooklyn Thursday, and then drove away.

Authorities say the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. at East New York Avenue and Herkimer Street in Ocean Hill.

They say a 79-year-old woman was struck by a white minivan and was dragged about 20 feet.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The white minivan fled after hitting the woman.

The investigation is ongoing.

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