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Washington Heights Woman Fatally Struck by Flatbed Truck, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | February 11, 2016 8:20am

MANHATTAN — A woman was killed when a flatbed truck hit her in Washington Heights on Wednesday night, police said.

Maria Minchala, 63, was walking westbound in the crosswalk on 165th Street when a southbound Ford truck on Broadway hit her about 8:48 p.m., NYPD officials said.

Michala, who lived in the neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Columbia University Medical Center, police said.

The truck's driver, 42, was not immediately arrested, police said.