Update: April 5, 2012 at 6:48 a.m.
Police have officially identified Anthony D'Alessandro as the 16-year-old boy who was struck and killed as he was crossing Hempstead Turnpike near Division Avenue Wednesday night.
According to detectives, a 61-year-old female was driving a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan westbound on Hempstead Turnpike around 9 p.m. when she struck D'Alessandro. The teen was transported by police department ambulance to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m.
Homicide and Eighth Squad Detectives report no apparent criminality in connection with this accident and the above mentioned vehicle was impounded from the scene for a brake test and safety inspection.