On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at approximately 0230 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male along the right travel lane of the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway near the exit ramp to the White Plains Road exit in the confines of the 43 precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified a 21-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive on the roadway, with trauma about the body.
EMS responded to the location and pronounced the aided male deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2013 Peterbilt Dump Truck was traveling in the center lane of the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway when it struck the pedestrian and continued eastbound. The vehicle did not remain at the location.
Following proper family notification, the victim has been identified as follows.
1359 Noble Avenue, Apt. 1
Bronx, NY 10472
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 32-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on December 05, 2019.
170 Garden Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109
- leaving the scene of an accident.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.