Driver Kills Jazmine Marin, 13, Near Ozone Park School; NYPD Blames Victim
Update: The motorist who killed Marin and injured the second victim was driving an early 1980s Chevrolet El Camino with a racing hood scoop, per a Daily News photo from the scene.
A motorist hit two teenagers near a school in Ozone Park this morning, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring the second victim.
Jazmine Marin and another girl were walking east across Cross Bay Boulevard at 149th Avenue at around 6:40 a.m. when a 55-year-old man hit them with a Chevrolet sedan, NYPD told Gothamist.
Marin sustained head trauma and died at Jamaica Hospital. The second victim was hospitalized with a leg injury.
The victims of today’s crash were approaching a nearby middle school, but it’s unknown if they were students there.
NYPD withheld the driver’s identity and blamed the children in the press. From the Daily News:
The 55-year-old driver of the sedan remained at the scene. It appeared that he had the green light at the time and that the girls were crossing outside of a crosswalk, police sources said.
No charges were filed. Anonymous police sources told WNBC “no criminality is suspected.”