Woman, 8-year-old girl dead after being struck by SUV in Queens

A 65-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl were fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle that jumped the curb Friday evening in Queens, police said.

The incident happened at 164th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica.

Authorities say the SUV was headed southbound on 164th Street when the driver lost control and struck the two pedestrians.

The victims were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. They were identified as 65-year-old Yuniang Cong and 8-year-old Jashanty Cole.

Police say the driver of the car remained at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

So far this year, more than 200 pedestrians have been killed on New York City's streets, the highest number of the de Blasio administration.

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