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Cops: Woman, 84, hit, killed by driver, 70

A Melville woman was fatally struck by a vehicle in a Hicksville church parking lot Friday night, Nassau County police said.

Police arrived at the crash at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 500 South Oyster Bay Rd., about 4:40 p.m.

Detectives said a 70-year-old unidentified woman was driving a 2002 Subaru on church grounds when she hit Rose Tantillo, 84.

Tantillo was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m., police said.

Detectives said there is no criminality in the crash. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks, police said.

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