Vincent Francis, a 62-year-old Dump Truck Driver, Is Arrested For Hitting and Killing 76-year-old Pedestrian Lola Blair at Hutchinson River Parkway East and Einstein Loop North in Co-Op City, the Bronx
PIX11 News in New York City reports that a fatal accident occurred on Monday, March 7, 2022 in Co-Op City, the Bronx.
A 76 year-old pedestrian, Lola Blair, was crossing the street when she was hit and killed by a dump truck driver. The dump truck driver was driving south on Hutchinson River Parkway East when he made a left turn onto Einstein Loop North and struck Ms. Blair.
Lola Blair was pronounced dead at the hospital. The dump truck driver left the scene of the accident but was later arrested by the New York Police Department.
The dump truck driver, identified as 62-year-old Vincent Francis of Monroe, New York, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, failure to yield to a pedestrian, and failure to use due care.
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