MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man died after he was struck by a speeding car in Washington Heights Thursday, according to the NYPD.
The incident happened at the intersection of West 161st Street and Broadway around 6:53 p.m. Police said 76-year-old Julio Plaza was walking in the intersection against the pedestrian signal when he was struck by a 2016 Dodge Charger driven by a 27-year-old man.
Officers found Plaza lying on the roadway with trauma to his head and body, according to authorities. He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem where he was pronounced dead.
An investigation into the incident revealed that the Dodge Charger was going at a high rate of speed when it hit Plaza, according to authorities. The driver was not injured and remained at the scene, police said.
No arrests have been made.
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Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.