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Unlicensed Driver Kills Jogger in Far Rockaway, Police Say

By Katie Honan | August 11, 2017 9:36am

FAR ROCKAWAY — An unlicensed driver struck and killed a jogger who was running in a crosswalk late Thursday night, police said.

​Furtema Derrick, 31, was driving east on Seagirt Boulevard near Beach 29th Street in Far Rockaway just before midnight when she hit the 36-year-old man, according to police.

She struck him in the crosswalk of the intersection as he jogged south on Beach 29th Street toward Seagirt Boulevard, police said.

The victim, ​who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Derrick, who lives in Far Rockaway, remained at the scene and was arrested for driving without a license. She's expected to be arraigned Friday in Queens Criminal Court.