Flatbush barber killed in crash

BROOKLYN - The Flatbush community is mourning the death of a local barber who was struck by a cab and killed Monday night.

Keith "Tickey" Thompson, 38, was closing his barbershop at 789 Rogers Ave. when a car accident sent a livery cab careening onto the sidewalk, fatally striking him.

Friends who gathered at Thompson's barbershop Tuesday described him as a respected member of the community and a loving father.

Thompson is survived by his wife and three children. The two drivers who were involved in the accident are expected to recover and will not be charged in Thompson's death.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
2 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 3 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 4 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award
At least six people have been arrested and 5 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE