Bronx, NY: Hit And Run Driver Kills Pedestrian Walking With Her Fiance

A 40 year-old Bronx (NYC) resident, Sonya Powell, was killed while attempting to cross the street in her Wakefield neighborhood in the Bronx at approximately 8 pm on November 27, 2009. Her fiance was walking with her at the time, but managed to avoid the oncoming vehicle.

The 2007 Infiniti that struck Ms. Powell was driven by Sheldon Reid. Reid fled the scene of the accident, but was later arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Fatality. Reid was reportedly also arrested for driving with a suspended license in 2001.

Powell, an immigrant from Kingston, Jamaica, worked as a nurse’s aide at a Riverdale nursing home.

Website Resources:

Driver nabbed in fatal Bronx bride-to-be hit-and-run was behind wheel with no license, Daily News, Henrick Karoliszyn, Sarah Armaghan AND Wil Cruz, November 28, 2009.

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