An 88-year-old woman walking near Our Lady of Mercy Church on South Oyster Bay Road was struck by a car and later died, Nassau Detectives said on Saturday.
Rose Tantillo of Melville was walking along the Hicksville side of South Oyster Bay Road when she was struck down by a car turning into the Roman Catholic church's parking lot. The incident took place Friday at 4:40 p.m.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, detectives said.
The driver of the car, a 2002 Subaru, was identified only as a 70-year-old woman. The driver, who was not injured, has not been charged. The car has been impounded for routine safety checks.