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Jazz Singer Daniela D’Ercole Killed Crossing Broadway Last Week

Singer Daniela D'Ercole being loaded into an ambulance Thursday night after being hit by a car on the Upper West Side. She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital. Photo: DNAinfo/David Torres.

Last Thursday night, Daniela D'Ercole was struck and killed by the driver of a Mercury SUV while she crossed the street on the Upper West Side, multiple outlets reported over the weekend.

The 32-year-old jazz singer, who had moved to New York City from Italy last September, was reportedly hit after exiting a taxi at Broadway and 106th Street. According to the NYPD, she was crossing Broadway westbound against the light when the motorist, heading northbound, hit her.

The SUV driver stayed at the scene of the crash and police said that no criminality was suspected.

A video of the crash cited by the New York Post reportedly shows the collision sending D'Ercole flying across multiple lanes of traffic, suggesting that evidence is available to judge the driver's speed at the time. When asked whether the driver might have been speeding, an NYPD press officer repeated that there was no criminality suspected and said he did not have any information about video evidence.

If you have any information on what happened here, please leave it in the comments or send us an e-mail.

If you would like to discuss the case and traffic safety in the neighborhood with local police, the next meeting of the 24th Precinct community council is this Wednesday, the 16th, at 7:00 p.m.

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