Woman Fatally Hit by Sanitation Truck in Brooklyn

The victim was a 25-year-old woman from Syosset

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011  |  Updated 2:41 AM EDT
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Woman Fatally Hit by Sanitation Truck in Brooklyn

NBC New York

Scene of fatal sanitation truck accident in Williamsburg Wednesday

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Police say a 25-year-old woman was struck and killed by a city sanitation truck while crossing a street in Brooklyn.

Police say it happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway near Driggs Avenue in the Williamsburg section of the borough.

One horrified witness told NBC New York he saw the woman pinned under the truck.

"She was under the wheels," he said. "She was screaming, yelling."

The woman, identified as Katherine Yun, of Syosset, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say no crime is suspected. The investigation is continuing.

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