A LaGuardia International Airport worker was hit and killed by a shuttle bus while riding his bicycle to work on Monday night, police said.
The worker, Steven Morales, was pronounced dead not long after being run down by the bus at marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive, according to authorities.
Law enforcement sources told News 4 that the shuttle bus left the scene and that its driver was apparently unaware the back of the vehicle hit Morales. At this time, there appears to be no criminality in the case.
His family said Tuesday that Morales refeuled planes and was about to make a career change.
He is the greatest person you could have as a friend," said Jennifer Morales, his sister. "he will truly be missed."
She added that he loved cycling and rode throughout the city and region.
"He would ride miles and miles," she said.