Video surveillance of Marco Ortiz's car led to his turning himself over to police on NYPD

A driver who struck and killed a 59-year-old woman with his white minivan in Brooklyn turned himself over to police on Monday.

Police said Marco Ortiz, 50, was arrested in Bay Ridge early Monday when he walked into the local precinct, hours after NYPD released surveillance video of his minivan.

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Ortiz faces criminal charges after he fled from the scene of the accident on early Sunday morning, when authorities said he fatally struck Marlene Zotti.


Zotti, 59, was carrying groceries with her walker as she crossed Ninth Avenue at 42nd Street, less than a block away from her home at around 12:30 a.m.

Ortiz hit Zotti as he turned onto 42nd Street and continued driving eastbound without stopping, according to investigators.

NYPD said Zotti died at Lutheran Medical Center shortly after paramedics rushed her to the emergency room.

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