UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A food delivery driver on an e-scooter died after crashing into a parked truck in Manhattan on Monday evening, according to the NYPD.
Officials said it happened at about 5:10 p.m. as the driver, 31, was riding his electronic scooter northbound on First Avenue, near East 76th Street.
The e-scooter operator suddenly struck a parked Freightliner box truck, authorities said.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officials later identified the victim as Salvador Navarette-Flores of the Bronx.
Police said the investigation was ongoing Tuesday morning by the NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Unit.
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Editor’s note: The location of the incident was updated after clarifying information from police.