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Police arrest taxi driver connected with fatal hit and run

The incident happened on First Avenue between 16th and 17th streets in Manhattan.
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Police have arrested a taxi driver they say struck a woman in Manhattan and then drove off.

On Sunday, 68-year-old John Bangura was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The incident happened early Saturday morning just after 3:30am at First Avenue between 16th and 17th streets in Gramercy Park.

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The woman, Kenya Flores, was lying on the street when Bangura ran her down and drove off, according to police.

It is not clear why Flores was lying in the street.

She was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

 

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