NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials arrested a man after he fatally struck a pedestrian near a Queens mall Thursday night, according to authorities.
Police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Metropolitan Avenue and Rentar Plaza in Middle Village at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a 57-year-old man who was lying in the roadway with body trauma, cops said.
EMS transported the victim in critical condition to NYC Health & Hospitals/ Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead.
The identity of the deceased is pending family notification.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, officials arrested and charged 46-year-old Joseph Cappella of Queens just before 11 p.m.
His charges include aggravated unlicensed vehicle operator and motor vehicle license violation: no license.
The investigation by the NYPD Highway District's Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.