UPDATED 07/15/14 12:13 a.m.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening on the stretch of Flatbush Avenue that runs through Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

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The accident happened Monday night on Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Empire Boulevard, police told CBS 2.

The 48-year-old woman was walking west across Flatbush Avenue when she was struck by a driver heading south on Flatbush Avenue, police said.

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The woman, identified as Sokhna Niang of Staten Island, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police told CBS 2 the driver initially fled off, but later came back. Police identified the driver as a 37-year-old man.

The investigation continued early Tuesday morning.

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