73-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck on Atlantic Avenue in Queens, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner on May 17, 2013 7:29am 

 Rafael Diaz was died after he was mowed down by a Toyota on Thursday May 16, 2013, cops said.
Rafael Diaz was died after he was mowed down by a Toyota on Thursday May 16, 2013, cops said.
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NEW YORK CITY — A 73-year-old man crossing Atlantic Avenue in Queens was struck and killed by a Toyota Thursday evening, cops said.

Rafael Diaz was walking between 87th and 88th streets in Woodhaven just before 7:30 p.m. when the westbound vehicle blasted into him, according to the NYPD.

Diaz was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he later died, police said.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, remained at the scene, but investigators were still reviewing the crash Friday morning, cops said.

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