Man, 25, Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck in Brooklyn

The victim was struck on Carroll Street and Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights at around 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb 24, 2014  |  Updated 9:03 AM EDT
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Man, 25, Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday morning after being struck by a garbage truck in Brooklyn, authorities said.

According to police, the pedestrian was struck by a New York City sanitation truck while crossing Carroll Street at Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights just after 9 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the truck remained at the scene.

The Department of Sanitation released a statement calling the accident a tragedy.

"The Department of Sanitation offers its deepest condolences to the family of the young man lost today, and the entire Crown Heights community," the statement read in part.

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