Police say the driver of a 2020 Honda Accord blew through a stop sign at a high rate of speed and T-boned a Mercedes at Lamberts Lane and Elson Street around 6:20 p.m.
Kauser Akhund, a passenger in the Mercedes, was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center.
Her 70-year-old husband, who was driving, remains in critical condition with severe head trauma and bleeding on the brain.
The driver of the Honda fled on foot.
Police say a 19-year-old who claimed his Honda Accord was involved in the crash showed up at the 121st Precinct Wednesday morning and claimed that someone had stolen the vehicle.
As police began talking to him, he suddenly ran out of the precinct.
Police are now searching for both him and the registered owner of the Honda.
The investigation is ongoing.
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