MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — The driver of a sanitation truck is being questioned by police after a woman was struck and killed in the Bronx, according to a source.
The sanitation driver, 33, is cooperating with police, a source says. He says he did not know he hit a woman.
The woman was walking near the intersection of Willis Avenue and East 138th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at about 6:45 a.m. when she was hit, police said.
The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, suffered severe body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Further investigation determined she was struck by a silver vehicle that fled the scene.
A source later said the vehicle that struck the woman was a sanitation truck with a plow on the front.
The driver was found at the truck depot about a mile away from the scene, the source adds.
He has been suspended, according to the Department of Sanitation.
The Department of Sanitation is cooperating with police.