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81-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Driver Making Left Turn Onto Bronx Road

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Carmen Velez, 81

A Manhattan man has been arrested in an accident that killed an 81-year-old woman crossing a Bronx street Tuesday morning, police say.

The victim, Carmen Velez, was crossing East Fordham Road at about 9:00 a.m. when she was hit by an SUV that was trying to make a left turn from Hughes Avenue, according to police.

Velez was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with trauma to the body, and was pronounced dead. 

The driver of the SUV, 51-year-old Eugene Kouassi of Harlem, was arrested on charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. 

It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.


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was born, raised and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA He is the New York Jets writer for Jets Stream and The Bronx Times. In his free time, he likes to make intros and find break songs, look for reporters for his online radio show. Conversely, he spends most of his day talking with NFL sources to get the inside scoop on what is going on in the NFL.