The NYPD says it has tracked down and arrested the driver who mowed down a woman on an Upper East Side street, then sped away and left her to die in a gruesome hit-and-run last December
Donovan Stewart, 23, was arrested on Friday, March 3rd, nearly three months after the collision that took the life of a 40-year-old woman who was crossing Third Avenue at East 96th Street.
Police say Stewart was behind the wheel of the dark-colored sedan that slammed into Chevon Cintron back on December 8th around 6:05 pm, as she walked westbound within crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.
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That night, witnesses told Upper East Site they heard the car slam into the woman, then speed away “like a race car.”
The impact of the collision knocked Cintron into another lane of traffic where she was then hit a second time by a MTA bus, according to investigators.
A pool of blood was seen in the center lane of Third Avenue shortly after the deadly crash, as well as roughly one hundred feet of intermittent skid marks — apparently from the anti-lock brakes on the rear wheels of MTA bus — trailing the gory scene.
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Cintron was rushed to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital by paramedics, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries, police say.
Donovan Stewart, of East Harlem, is currently in custody on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, as well as failing to show a license.
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