105th Pct.: Collision Investigation

At approximately 11:03 p.m. on Aug. 5, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck on the Belt Parkway in the vicinity of 150th Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed Frank Korowitz, 62, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the body. EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Further investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad determined that the male pedestrian, attempting to cross the Belt Parkway in the eastbound lane, was struck by a gray 2009 Nissan Maxima vehicle traveling eastbound, operated by Karlmarx Waite, 44. Waite remained at the location and was subsequently struck from behind by a grey 2002 Isuzu Rodeo, operated by a 40-year-old male. Both operators sustained minor injuries.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, Waite was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of vehicle 3rd degree and a motor vehicle license violation: no license.