An eyewitness helped catch an unlicensed truck driver who struck and killed a woman in Elmhurst Sunday night after the man fled the scene, police said.
The incident happened about 10:40 p.m. at the intersection of 76th Street and Woodside Avenue.
A Mitsubishi box truck was traveling southbound on 76th Street and was making a left turn onto Woodside Avenue when it hit the woman, police said.
The woman, whose identity has not been released by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver fled after striking the woman, but an eyewitness reportedly chased down the truck. The driver, 27-year-old Valentine Gonzalez, was nabbed just blocks away, at 73rd Street and 41st Avenue, and taken into custody, police said.
Gonzalez was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death and driving without a license.