NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 70-year-old woman struck by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn has now died.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon on Flatlands Avenue and East 76th Street in Canarsie.

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The woman was taken to Brookdale Hospital where she died.

Police sources tell CBS2 the victim was from Florida and was visiting her son for the Christmas holiday.

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She reportedly stepped out to go to the store for a loaf of bread when she was killed.

Police say the driver was in a black Nissan Maxima with tinted windows. They are still looking for that vehicle.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.