A driver backing out of a parking spot hit and killed a 73-year-old woman in Manhattan Saturday morning, police said.
Ilse Falcone was fatally struck by the SUV at West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side just after 8 a.m., according to the NYPD.
A 51-year-old man sitting in a 2007 Hyundai SUV on the south side of West 66th Street reversed, striking the neighborhood resident, cops said.
She sustained traumatic head and body injuries and was left unconscious and unresponsive. Falcone was taken to Mount Sinai West, where she was pronounced dead, cops said.
The driver stayed on the scene of the crash, according to police.
The NYPD said its Highway Collision Investigation Squad was still investigating Saturday evening.
During the first seven months of the year, the city recorded 63 deaths, a 40 percent increase over the same time period in 2020, when deaths were at a historic low amid the pandemic lockdown.