One Killed, Others Hurt in Financial District Truck Accident

Two people were struck by a pickup truck at 45 Broad Street, near the New York Stock Exchange

A private security worker for the New York Stock Exchange was killed and two other pedestrians were injured in an accident on Broad Street near the Exchange Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

A worker for the T&M Protection company was at the wheel of a pickup truck being used as a "barrier vehicle" to block road access to the stock exchange just before 1:30 p.m., authorities said. He was moving the truck forward to allow a vehicle to pass when he suddenly accelerated and slammed into a 70-year-old man eating lunch while standing on the sidewalk. 

The man, identified as Sorel Deps-Medina of Queens, also worked for T&M Protection, the company confirmed. It wasn't clear if he and the driver knew each other.

"He just -- he collapsed. He was on the floor. They were trying to give him CPR. He lasted maybe 20 seconds, and I don't think he made it," said witness Aigne Goldsby, who described Deps-Medina as a "big guy," estimating he was 6 feet tall and at least 250 pounds.

Deps-Medina was taken to Beekman Downtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The 50-year-old driver, and two other pedestrians who were hit -- a 31-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man -- were also taken to Beekman Downtown. They were in stable condition. 

The crash appears to be an accident and the driver remained on the scene, authorities said.

In a statement, T&M Protection CEO Robert S. Tucker said, "We are fully cooperating with the NYPD accident investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim." 

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