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2 dead in separate hit and runs in Queens

December 27, 2012 4:33:45 AM PST
Police are searching for a pair of drivers involved in two separate fatal hit and runs in Queens.

A 30-year-old woman was struck by a car while crossing in front of 147-05 111th Avenue in Jamaica around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

A white vehicle, westbound on 111th Avenue, hit the woman and fled the scene. The woman was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Earlier, a 38-year-old nurse was killed by a hit-and-run driver after she went shopping in Floral Park.

Police say Sheena Mathew was fatally struck while crossing Hillside Avenue just before 6 p.m. The mother of two was a registered nurse who worked at New York Hospital Queens.

She was pronounced dead at North Shore University Hospital.

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