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Maspeth Resident Struck Dead by Chevrolet Van in Crosswalk by Expressway

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Jan. 13 By Kristen Torres

A 68-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a van in a crosswalk in Maspeth on Friday, police said.

Yulan Lu was hit by a white 2020 Chevrolet van while in a crosswalk on 58th Road near the Queens Midtown Expressway around 5:30 p.m. — just one block away from her Maspeth home.

The driver, 33-year-old George Guzman, was traveling in the right lane going eastbound on the Queens Midtown Expressway when he made a right turn onto 58th Road and struck Lu, who was crossing 58th Road from the west side of the street heading east, police said.

Lu was knocked to the ground and hit by the vehicle a second time before Guzman stopped the car. She was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst where was pronounced dead.

Guzman, a resident of Jamaica Queens, remained at the scene and was later charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to use due care–causing serious injury, according to police.

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