Charges filed after driver fatally strikes pedestrian in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
December 19, 2019 - 7:41 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police have filed charges after a car fatally struck a 75-year-old woman attempting to cross the street in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Officials say Xue You was hit by a white 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing 52nd Street near 8th Avenue around 10 a.m. in the Sunset Park section.

The driver, 21-year-old Ilda Gjona, was turning on 52nd Street when she struck the woman, according to officials.

EMS transported the female to NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn where she was pronounced dead.

Gjona remained at the scene and was later arrested.

She was charged Gjona with motor vehicle failed to yield to a pedestrian and right of way violation.

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