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Driver charged in deadly Queens accident

June 26, 2011 1:38:46 PM PDT
Police have arrested a Queens man accused of killing a pedestrian while driving illegally.

Police say 29-year-old Apostol Cela was making a left turn onto 40th Avenue in Queensbridge Saturday night when his vehicle struck 46-year-old Evelyn Gonzalez of the Bronx.

The accident happened at 8:20 as Gonzalez attempted to cross the same avenue.

Gonzalez was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say Cela, who was not injured in the accident, was driving with a suspended license.

Cela has been charged with the unlicensed operation of a vehicle.


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