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Driver who killed 21-year-old woman and fled has been arrested

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June 30, 2015 Staff Report

The driver who struck and killed a 21-year-old woman who was crossing Ditmars Blvd Sunday has been arrested on a slew of charges.

Nicholas Colleran, a 24-year-old Astoria resident, was arrested for “leaving the scene of an accident—resulting in death” after he struck Betty Jean Dibliasio and left her to die in the street.

Colleran hit Dibliasio while she was crossing Ditmars Boulevard at 19th Street at around 12:30 am Sunday.

Colleran has also been charged for driving without a valid license, filing a false report, failure to exercise due care and failing to stop at a stop sign.

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