Cops: Driver charged with misdemeanor in fatal pedestrian accident

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Suffolk police Friday identified the woman struck by a car and killed Thursday evening in Cold Spring Harbor -- and said the driver was charged with a misdemeanor.

Jean Carr, 78, of Syosset, was crossing Main Street just after 6 p.m. when she was struck by a 2002 Honda Accord driven by a Huntington woman with a suspended license, police said. Carr was taken to Huntington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Police said the driver, Rita Wallace, 40, of 50 Willow Ave., of Huntington, was charged with second-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She was released on bail, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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