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A 69-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a minivan just four blocks from her Brooklyn home Sunday night.


Police said Ethel Rubenstein was using an 11th Avenue crosswalk at 49th Street in Borough Park when a Mazda minivan traveling north on the avenue hit her about 10:35 p.m.


Police found Rubenstein unconscious an unresponsive with severe body trauma at the intersection.


Rubenstein was taken to nearby Maimonides Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


The Mazda's driver remained at the scene after the accident, cops said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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