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Man, 73, dies after getting hit by car in Ozone Pk.: Police

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OZONE PARK — A man was struck and killed while crossing between 87th and 88th streets in Ozone Park May 16, and a 25-year-old man was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, the NYPD said.

Police said Joel Rodriguez was driving a Toyota westbound on Atlantic Avenue when the vehicle struck 73-year-old Rafael Diaz around 7:23 p.m.

Diaz was pronounced dead soon after at Jamaica Hospital, the NYPD said.

Rodriguez, who also lives in Ozone Park, was also charged with equipment safety glass violation, police said.

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