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Crime watch

Westbury woman hit by car dies in West Hempstead


Nassau County police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred in West Hempstead on Aug. 13. Irene Zambardino, of Westbury, was hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street near 546 Hempstead Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Zambardino, 85, was pronounced dead at a hospital at 11:10 p.m. that night.

Police said she was hit by a 2012 Toyota Yaris near McKinley Street. The 56-year-old driver, whose name was not disclosed, said she immediately stopped and called 911 and waited for an ambulance to arrive, according to police.

Police conducted a brake and safety inspection and the vehicle was then released to the driver. The investigation is ongoing.