Tragically, The NY Post and multiple news sources have reported Brooklyn Heights resident, Victoria Nicodemus was killed at 5:30 pm this past Sunday evening when a speeding Chevrolet Suburban swerved to avoid a city bus and jumped the curb on South Portland Avenue near Fulton Street in Fort Greene.
DNAinfo reports Ms. Nicodemus was holiday shopping with her boyfriend when the car struck them along with another pedestrian. All were taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center. The driver, 39 year-old Marlon Sewell, is facing charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Per StreetsBlogNYC, the incident marks the 14th fatality caused by a curb-jumping vehicle this year and the second resident of Brooklyn Heights to fall victim in this manner in the past three years.
Ms. Nicodemus, 30, was a Curator for Indiewalls, an online service that connects artists with buyers in the commercial sector. She graduated from University of San Diego with a B.A. in Art history and was a native of Dutchess County. Arrangements for services have not yet been made. We at BHB send our deepest condolences to Ms. Nicodemus’ family, loved ones, friends and colleagues.
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