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Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

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A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side on Friday afternoon, killing her, police said.

The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and ran over the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.

The woman was pinned under the cab. Several pedestrians worked together to lift and tip the vehicle on its side to free the woman, police said.

Cops and medics responded to the scene. Medics rushed the 58-year-old woman to Lenox Hill Hospital where a doctor pronounced her dead.

The collision happened at about 2 p.m., police said.

The NYPD's Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating, authorities said.

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