By Jonathan Sperling
A hit-and-run suspect is in custody after allegedly mowing down an elderly woman in Richmond Hill on Wednesday, according to cops from the 102nd Precinct.
Eber Baten, 25, of Kew Gardens, was driving a Ford van westbound on Jamaica Avenue just before 7 a.m. when he made a left turn onto 129th Street and allegedly struck Richmond Hill resident Isabel Duarte as she crossed the street.
Baten fled the scene, but was located by police later.
First responders to the 129th Street intersection found 90-year-old Duarte unconscious and unresponsive with bodily trauma. Emergency first responders took Duarte to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Baten has been charged for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, failure to exercise due care and not having a driver license. The driver was awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court as of press time.
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the incident.