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Famed film editor struck, killed by car in NYC

Famed film editor struck, killed by car in NYC

An award-winning film editor has been struck and killed by a getaway car speeding from a New York City drugstore robbery.
Police identified the woman as 39-year-old Karen Schmeer. Her mother, Eleanor DuBois Schmeer, confirmed the film editor's death.
Schmeer was the editor of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris' documentaries, including "Fog of War."
Morris wrote on his Twitter feed that Schmeer's death was a "senseless tragedy."
She was crossing a street on the Upper West Side on Friday night when she was struck by a car fleeing a CVS drugstore where police say three men had stolen over-the-counter medication.
She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.
Lt. John Grimpel says the driver of the getaway car has been arrested on a murder charge.


Updated : 2021-03-06 02:04 GMT+08:00