BREAKING:NYPD Highway Officer Struck & Killed by Intoxicated Driver | NewsNOW From FOX

An NYPD officer was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday while directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. It happened around 2 a.m. The officer has hit by a driver while he was directing traffic. The driver did not stop but was apprehended a short time later. The officer was identified as Anastasios Tsakos during a news conference. He was a 14-year veteran of the force. He was assigned to the Highway Unit. The 43-year-old officer was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital-Queens in critical condition but he died a short time later. Officer Tsakos had been directing traffic off of the LIE near Francis Lewis Boulevard. NYPD was investigating a single-car crash and car fire that killed 1 person around 12:30 a.m. The 32-year-old woman who was arrested is from Hempstead. The NYPD says she was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. Her name was not immediately released. Tsakos leaves behind a wife and two young children, a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.

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