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Young Woman Killed by 16-Year-Old in Pickup Truck in Jackson Heights Thursday

Sara Perez, of East Elmhurst, was fatally struck Thursday by a teenage driver who was entering into Northern Lube and Tire Shop at 106-15 Northern Blvd. (G-Maps)

Feb. 18, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 19-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by a teenage driver while walking in front of an auto-shop in Jackson Heights Thursday evening.

Sara Perez, of East Elmhurst, was fatally struck on the sidewalk by a 16-year-old male in a Ford F-150 pickup truck at around 4:50 p.m. when the driver entered into the Northern Lube and Tire Shop at 106-15 Northern Blvd.

According to reports, Perez was pinned between the front bumper of the pickup truck and a wooden wall.

EMS responded to the scene and discovered Perez unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the head. She was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she was pronounced deceased.

The 16-year-old driver remained at the scene.

There have been no arrests at this time. The case remains ongoing and is being investigated by NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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