Kensington

Man struck and killed by tractor trailer in Kensington

December 12, 2018 By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Police investigate the scene, blocking off the view of the body under the truck. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

A man in his 50s was struck and killed Wednesday morning by a tractor trailer that was hauling bricks, police said.

The truck was turning from Cortelyou Road onto McDonald Avenue in Kensington, under the elevated train lines, according to police. The victim, not immediately identified was trying to cross the street from a triangular traffic island on McDonald Avenue and was hit, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. at the beginning of the morning rush hour. The victim ended up under truck, which is owned by CHP Trans of New Jersey, between the tractor portion and the trailer.

A highway officer takes photos of the crash scene where a man was killed.
A highway officer takes photos of the crash scene where a man was killed.

 

Police closed the streets surrounding the area between Avenue C and Cortelyou Road during the investigation, causing extra traffic snarls in the area.

The driver of the truck, not identified, was not charged at this time. The cause of the crash were not immediately established and was under investigation by Highway 2 detectives, police officials said.

Police block Cortelyou Road as the crash investigation progressed.
Police block Cortelyou Road as the crash investigation progressed.

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