Woman dies after she was hit by car on way to Christmas Mass

Tragedy struck for a woman who was hit by a car while walking to Christmas Mass in New York.

Police said Barbara Rizzi, 70, was struck by a 2016 Nissan four-door sedan shortly after midnight as she crossed a busy road in Patchogue, Long Island, on her way to church. 

Rizzi was pronounced dead after a North Patchogue rescue squad took her to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

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No charges were filed against the 20-year-old Patchogue woman who was driving the car. She was not injured.

Suffolk County Police detectives say anyone with information about the crash should contact them at 631-854-8552.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.