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Marilyn Mateo, 44, Arrested For Striking Maria Frasca, 85

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On Sunday, December 16, 2018 at approximately 1305 hours police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at E. Tremont Avenue and Miles Avenue within the confines of the 45th Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, police observed a conscious and alert 85 year-old female with head trauma at the location. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Nissan sedan operated by a 44 year-old female was traveling northbound on Miles Avenue and was making a left turn onto E. Tremont Avenue when the vehicle struck the pedestrian. EMS responded and transported the pedestrian to Jacoby Hospital in stable condition where she was later pronounced deceased. The operator of the vehicle remained on scene and the investigation remains ongoing by NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad.

The deceases is identified as the following:

Maria Frasca, 85
2922 Miles Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged on March 13, 2019:

Marilyn Mateo, 44
280 Calhoun Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465



  • failure to yield to pedestrian;
  • failure to exercise due care


Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept confidential.


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