Tow Truck Driver Hit and Killed 86-Year-Old Woman on Upper East Side

Fifth Ave. and 65th St., where a tow truck driver killed an 86-year-old pedestrian while she was in the crosswalk yesterday. Image: ##,+ny+ny&hl=en&ll=40.768201,-73.970142&spn=0.008694,0.019076&sll=40.768202,-73.970143&sspn=0.001095,0.002384&vpsrc=0&hnear=Lexington+Ave+%26+E+65th+St,+New+York,+10065&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=40.768201,-73.970142&panoid=AvNFH_jDC5JM-acXWTabkQ&cbp=13,208.04,,0,8##Google.##

A tow truck driver struck and killed an 86-year-old woman walking on the Upper East Side yesterday morning. The driver was turning left from Fifth Avenue onto 65th Street at 9:30 a.m. when he hit the victim, who was walking north in the crosswalk, according to the NYPD.

An NYPD spokesperson said that “no criminality is suspected at this time” but that the investigation is still ongoing. Police did not have any further information about who had the right of way, but the known circumstances strongly suggest that the driver failed to yield to the victim while she had a walk signal.