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Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

A makeshift memorial is set up on the corner of Junction Boulevard and 52nd Avenue following another fatal crash earlier in September. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said.

David Rojas was driving southbound on Junction Boulevard around 2:58 p.m. Sunday when he allegedly struck 79-year-old Cui Ju Yu of Corona and fled, the NYPD said. Emergency officials responded to the scene near 50th Avenue, where they found the woman unconscious and brought her to nearby Elmhurst Hospital. She was pronounced dead the following day, cops said.

A subsequent investigation led police to Rojas, who was then charged with leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death, police said.

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at pcorso@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

Updated 2:51 pm, September 16, 2013
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