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Woman Struck, Killed by Bus While Crossing Williamsburg Street

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A woman was struck and killed by an Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus early Saturday morning while crossing the street in Williamsburg.

The victim has been identified as Marisol Martinez.

Police say that around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the 21-year-old was crossing Union Avenue when she was hit by a Q59 bus making a left onto Meeker Avenue.

According to the MTA, Martinez was struck by the passenger-side rear tire.

Her family says she was a student at Hunter College, studying to be a nurse.

Her siblings say she was an inspiration to them.

"She was a great person," said one sibling. "She made us move forward when the times were hard for me and my sister, especially with school."

"She kept me going," said another. "She always made sure we were on the right path, always doing things the right way, not getting into trouble."

The bus driver stayed on the scene.

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