BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A 19-year-old was fatally struck Saturday morning in Brooklyn, according to police.
The man was riding a moped toward the intersection of 4th Avenue and 39th Street when the driver of a tractor-trailer hit the victim around 3:15 a.m., according to police. The driver then fled the scene, leaving the victim on the ground.
First responders rushed the 19-year-old to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made and the investigation remained ongoing.
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Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.