Homicide Squad Detectives are reporting the details of an incident that occurred on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 5:29 p.m. in Hempstead.
According to Detectives, a female pedestrian, 81, was walking North bound on Bennet Avenue while crossing at Fulton Avenue when she was struck by a 2019 Ford cargo van. The van was making a left from Bennet Avenue onto Fulton Avenue. The driver stayed at scene and called 911. The female victim was transported to a local area hospital and is in critical condition.
The Nassau County Police Department Crime Scene were on scene and the Highway Patrol Unit responded to perform brake tests. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: Det./Sgt. Hussain 11/20/21/2345/9595
**UPDATE** Details by: D/Sgt Hussain/Homicide Sqd 11/22/21/1400/8812
The Homicide Squad is reporting the above victim has succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. She has been identified as Apolonia Montejos, 81, of Hempstead.