77-year-old woman struck, killed by van on Gravesend Neck Road in Sheepshead Bay

A 77-year-old woman has died after police say she was struck by a car in Sheepshead Bay. It happened at the intersection of Gravesend Neck Road and East 21st Street around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

A 77-year-old woman has died after police say she was struck by a car in Sheepshead Bay. It happened at the intersection of Gravesend Neck Road and East 21st Street around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. (12/25/15)

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - A 77-year-old woman has died after police say she was struck by a car in Sheepshead Bay. 

It happened at the intersection of Gravesend Neck Road and East 21st Street around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The woman was transported to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police say. 

Investigators say a white 2005 Ford Econoline van was travelling southbound on East 21st Street and attempted to make a left turn onto Gravesend Neck Road where it struck the 77-year-old woman as she crossed the street. 

Police say the driver, 23-year-old Zafrom Ghafoor stayed on the scene, but was arrested and is facing charges. 

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