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Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Woodhaven Boulevard During Early Hours Monday


May 25, 2021 By Christina Santucci

A 46-year-old man was killed and another was clinging to life after they were struck by Honda Accord in Ozone Park Monday morning.

The men were crossing Woodhaven Boulevard mid-block near Rockaway Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. when they were hit, police said. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where Brooklyn resident Marcelo Pelaez was pronounced dead.

The other pedestrian, also 46-years-old, was in critical condition, the NYDaily News reported.

Police said that the 30-year-old driver of the Honda Accord remained at the scene and the Department’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

The driver – and his pregnant wife who was sitting in the passenger seat – were both not injured, according to the NYDaily News.

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