2 dead when thrown from motorcycle in Brooklyn crash: NYPD

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A man and woman were killed after their motorcycle collided with a truck Friday morning, according to the NYPD. (PIX11)

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man and woman were killed after their motorcycle collided with a truck Friday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police said they got the call around 10:30 a.m. for a crash near the corner of Rogers Avenue and Bergen Street, in the Crown Heights section.

According to police, the two were riding a motorcycle when they collided with the back of a 2007 Mack truck. They then struck a dump truck and were ejected from their vehicle, cops said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man, 36, died at the hospital, according to police.

The victims were eventually identified as Jose Garcia-Cruz, who was the driver, and Kristina Walker.

Authorities said the truck driver remained on the scene. There were no arrests as police continued their investigation Friday morning.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor’s note: Police initially called the vehicle a moped, but video from the scene shows the vehicle appears to be a motorcycle.

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