COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 2:10 a.m. on Feb. 23, police responded to a 911 call of a male running through traffic on the Van Wyck Expressway between exits 4 and 5.
Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified male in his 20s lying in the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the body. EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the male dead at the scene.
Further investigation revealed the male was struck by a 2010 Ford van, operated by a 45-year-old male, as it traveled northbound on the Van Wyck Expressway in the left travel lane. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the expressway from east to west and was struck with the front of the vehicle. The vehicle and the operator remained on the scene. There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.