Driver Elizabeth Mayard charged after fatally striking 5-year-old Rashard Charles on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights

Witnesses say a double-parked minivan was backing up

Witnesses say a double-parked minivan was backing up when it hit the boy. (March 17, 2014 2:32 PM)

A woman has been charged after she allegedly hit a boy with her minivan last night, killing him.

Family friend Nielsen Thomson says at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 5-year-old Rashard Charles was exiting a taxi on Empire Boulevard with his mother, who also had an 8-month-old baby with her. Thomson says the family was walking across the street when a double-parked minivan hit the family as it was...

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