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Driver Charged in Woman's Hit-and-Run Death on Van Wyck Expressway

By Jess Wisloski | July 27, 2013 4:38pm | Updated on July 28, 2013 6:29pm
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BRIARWOOD — An Springfield Gardens woman was struck and killed on the Van Wyck Expressway in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday morning, police said.

Police responding to a call of a pedestrian struck found Latrisha Been, 31, of South Conduit Avenue, on the highway near 87th Street, with trauma to her body at around 4:49 a.m., police said.

She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but declared dead on arrival, according to police. Investigators discovered that she was struck by a truck headed northbound on the expressway, and that the driver fled the scene, cops said.

On Sunday afternoon police announced the arrest of Carl Alvear, 24, of Maspeth in the crime. Alvear faces charges of manslaughter for recklessly causing a death, cops said.