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Updated: Police identified the woman as longtime East Village resident Merle Ratner.
A tow truck struck and killed a 67-year-old woman carrying a bag of groceries and crossing 10th Street at Avenue C early this evening, according to police and media reports.
The collision occurred around 7 p.m. on the east side of the intersection as the woman crossed 10th Street.
ABC 7 said that the truck driver from an automotive shop — making a left from the southbound lane of C — remained on the scene.
The Collision Investigation Squad questioned the driver and conducted a field sobriety test. He has reportedly not been charged while the investigation continues.