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83-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck While Crossing Union Turnpike Near Cunningham Park

Union Turnpike at 193rd Street by Cunningham Park (GMaps)

Feb. 24, 2022 By Christian Murray

An 83-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by the driver of a Fed Ex truck while crossing Union Turnpike near Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows Thursday morning.

Cecilia Armesto, of Hollis, was hit at around 9:50 a.m. while she was crossing at the intersection of Union Turnpike and 193rd Street, according to police. When officers arrived, she was unresponsive lying on the ground with multiple injuries to her body. She was transported to Queens General Hospial where she was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation revealed that she was struck by a 2019 Freightliner Fed Ex truck driven by a 72-year-old man. The driver struck Armesto while turning right onto Union Turnpike from southbound 193 Street. It isn’t clear whether Armesto was crossing with the signal.

The operator of the vehicle remained on the scene. There have been no at arrests at this time.

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