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Woman fatally struck when stolen car jumps curb in Queens; driver on the run: police

JAMAICA, Queens — A woman is dead after being struck by a person driving a stolen vehicle in Queens, authorities said.

According to officials, the car jumped a curb and hit the woman around 9:15 p.m., near the intersection of Archer Avenue and Sutphin Blvd, in Jamaica.

Immediately after the crash, driver jumped out of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata as it was still moving and fled the scene, police said.

The 60-year-old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but later succumbed to her injuries, authorities said.

Tuesday night police said they had apprehended a 38-year-old man near the scene, but have since said they've released the man from police custody, confirming it was the wrong man.

There are still no arrests in the deadly crash, and police said they are not sure if the driver was a man or a woman.

The identity of the woman fatally struck has not been released by authorities.

A police officer was also treated at a hospital for a shoulder injury after attempting to lift the car off the victim, the NYPD said.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect that a man originally taken into police custody Tuesday night has since been released.

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