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Brooklyn, NY - Arrest Made in Hit-Run That Killed Elderly Man Caught On Video

Published on: June 24, 2015 09:15 PM
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Surveillance video shows a person alleged to be Cruz walking around and looking at Hughes before going back in the car and driving offSurveillance video shows a person alleged to be Cruz walking around and looking at Hughes before going back in the car and driving off

Brooklyn, NY - Authorities have made an arrest after a 93-year-old man was fatally struck by two vehicles, a car and a tractor-trailer, that fled the scene in Brooklyn Tuesday.

Police say Janice Vargas-Cruz is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

As previously reported, on VIN News, a 93-year-old man who has been identified as Milwood Hughes was first hit by a tractor-trailer and then a black sedan on Albany Avenue in Crown Heights.

Police say Vargas-Cruz is believed to be the driver of the sedan. In surveillance video, they say she appeared to get out of the car and check on Hughes before fleeing.

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Residents in the area say that Hughes lived on the street, and was well-known and liked by everyone.

Police are continuing to search for the truck driver.


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