Man killed in hit-and-run near Times Square: NYPD

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Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — A pedestrian was run over and killed by a box truck near Times Square Thursday night just before 9 p.m., according to the NYPD.

According to police, the victim, a 58-year-old man, was laying down underneath a 2017 Isuzu box truck that was parked on the south side of West 41st Street, just west of Eighth Avenue.

It was not known why the man was laying in the road, under the truck.

When the truck proceeded to leave the parking spot and drive away, heading westbound on West 41st Street, it ran over the victim, authorities said.

An investigation determined the truck’s rear tires caused severe head trauma to the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No arrests had been made, as of Friday afternoon, and authorities said the investigation was ongoing.

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).

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