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Police hunt for driver after elderly woman killed in Bronx hit-and-run

Family members say an 82-year-old New York City woman killed in a hit-and-run crash had just finished packing supplies for relatives in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico.

Police responded to a call Friday night about a pedestrian struck in front of 1779 Pitman Avenue, officials said.

Arocho was a short walk from her home when she was hit.

Witnesses say the driver of the van exited the vehicle and ran fled in an unknown direction.

She was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi where she was pronounced dead.

"My mother was the embodiment of the American dream", Arce said.

She also said the family wants to bring relatives from the island to NY for the funeral, but after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, they have no way of getting them here.

Arocho was one of 16 siblings, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 16.



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