FATAL COLLISION – At 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 18, police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Grand Avenue and 69th Place.
Upon arrival, police observed the victim, identified as Angela Hurtado, 68, of Elmhurst, lying on the ground with head and body trauma. EMS also responded and transported Hurtado to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
A further investigation determined that the victim was crossing Grand Avenue when she was allegedly struck by a black 2002 Mitsubishi Montero, operated by Abel Tinoco, 28, of Richmond Hill, who was making a left turn onto Grand Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and was taken into custody without incident. He was later charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
HOMICIDE – At 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 18, police responded to a call of a male stabbed in front of 81-07 Cypress Hills St., in Ridgewood. Upon arrival, police observed Emilliano Llames, 26, of Brooklyn, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the chest. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.