July 1, 2016 Staff Report
A young woman was killed and three more injured in a hit and run last night when a driver lost control of her Porsche and fled along Junction Boulevard.
Police announced that they have arrested the hit and run suspect early this morning. Irene Lee, 56, of 76th Avenue, has been charged with disobeying a red light and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Lee was allegedly traveling westbound on the Horace Harding Expressway service road near Junction Boulevard last night around 6:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to the NYPD. The car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck a 21-year-old woman who was walking there as well as a 26-year-old female bicyclist.
Police said Lee then continued southbound on Junction Boulevard where she collided with two cars, a Mini Cooper and a Toyota Camry, that were waiting for the traffic light to change.
The 46-year-old man driving the Mini Cooper was transported to Elmhurst General Hospital and the 26-year-old man driving the Camry was treated at the scene and released.
When the Porsche came to a stop, Lee allegedly left it at the scene fled northbound on Junction Boulevard.
Police said Lee was traveling “at a high rate of speed” but could not specify the miles per hour.
Lee also had a male passenger in the car at the time of the crash, according to police.