Brooklyn resident Maria Tripp, age 47, was killed while crossing Atlantic Avenue late Thursday afternoon. Authorities tell NBC New York that Ms. Tripp was attempting to cross at the intersection of Atlantic and Ralph when she was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Impala driven by a Secret Service agent. Ms. Tripp was taken to Interfaith Hospital where she died from injuries to her head and body.
Ms. Tripp’s brother, Alan Taylor, told NY1 News that his sister was hit by “a speeder” and that “a car came by speeding.” Ms. Tripp “didn’t know which way to move,” said Mr. Taylor.
Mr. Taylor also said his sister was accompanied by a man and two children who the man pulled out of harm’s way when the incident occurred.
The as yet unnamed Secret Service agent stayed at the scene and was reportedly cooperating with investigators.