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Queens Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Of Woman, 79

Victim Was Struck Crossing Street In Corona
Queens Hit-And-Run

A surveillance image of a hit-and-run accident that left a woman critically injured in Queens. Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 19-year-old man has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run Sunday of an elderly woman in Corona, Queens.

Police arrested David Rojas, of Elmhurst, Queens, on Monday and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death.

Cui Ju Yu, 79, of Corona, was rushed to Elmhurst Hopsital, where she later died, police said.

Witnesses said the woman was crossing Junction Boulevard around 3 p.m. Sunday when a green minivan struck her. A man in a nearby deli ran out and chased the van, but he could not catch the driver, witnesses said.

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