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21 Year-Old Girl Killed in Ditmars Hit and Run

By Ilija Sekulovski

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A tragic hit and run accident has left a 21-year-old girl in Astoria dead, and a family mourning.

 

Betty Jean Dibiaso, who lived right here in the neighborhood, was struck by a driver sometime around 12:30 am while crossing between Ditmars Boulevard and 19th street. Police arrived on the scene to find her unresponsive, with severe head injuries. She was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital.

 

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There have been no arrests made – the investigation is ongoing. We urge our readers to contact the NYPD with any possible tips to find the driver that fled the scene.

 

Update 6/29: While NYPD investigations are still underway, a Go Fund Me campaign has been started to cover memorial service costs. If anyone is looking for a way to help Betty’s family in this difficult time, this is the currently the best way.

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