Pedestrian Killed in Crown Heights on Monday, No Charges Filed

Thirty-two pedestrians died on Eastern Parkway between 1995 and 2009. Two were killed in the last two months. Image: CrashStat

A 20-year-old man was struck and killed on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Monday.

The victim was crossing the street near Schenectady Avenue at approximately 8:40 a.m. when he was hit by the driver of a westbound Ford van, according to NYPD and published reports. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died.

Police are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of relatives. The driver remained at the scene. An NYPD spokesperson told Streetsblog there is “no criminality at this time.”

Two blocks east from the site of Monday’s crash, Jusheem Thorne was killed by two hit-and-run drivers in March. Last November, 87-year-old Theauther Love was fatally struck on Eastern Parkway near Bergen Street in Brownsville by a traffic enforcement agent driving a marked NYPD vehicle. Between 1995 and 2009, there were 32 pedestrian fatalities on Eastern Parkway, according to Transportation Alternatives’ CrashStat.

This fatal crash occurred in the 77th Precinct. To voice your concerns about traffic safety directly to Deputy Inspector Elvio Capocci, the commanding officer, go to the next precinct community council meeting. The 77th community council meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Monday at 127 Utica Avenue. Call the precinct at 718-735-0634 for more information.