Police: Suspect arrested in fatal Bensonhurst hit-and-run

Police say 24-year-old Yerlin Garcia, crossed over the double yellow lines, hit Elizabeth Perez and drove off.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2023, 9:46 AM

Updated 428 days ago

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A suspect has been arrested in an overnight hit-and-run in Bensonhurst that killed a woman.
Investigators say Elizabeth Perez, 60, was crossing the street when she was struck by an Acura TSX vehicle at Dahill Road and 63rd Street at 11:50 p.m.
Police say the driver, identified as 24-year-old Yerlin Garcia, crossed over the double yellow lines, hit Perez and drove off. Officers arrested Garcia minutes later.
Garcia is facing multiple charges, including leave the scene of a deadly accident and driving without a license.


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