Man struck, killed by Department of Sanitation truck on Carroll Street in Crown Heights

The truck driver had not seen the pedestrian and struck him. (2/23/14)

BROOKLYN - Tragedy struck in Crown Heights today when a city Department of Sanitation truck struck and killed a man crossing Carroll Street.

Witnesses say a 25-year-old man was walking north through the intersection as the truck made a right-hand turn from Kingston Avenue. The driver had not seen the pedestrian and struck him. He suffered severe head trauma and died at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Arinzaid Gedalya. Sources say he was from the Ukraine and was temporarily living in Morristown, N.J. as he studied to become a rabbi.

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The Department of Sanitation tells News 12 that it is fully cooperating with the NYPD investigation into the deadly incident. In a statement, the department offered its condolences to the victim's family and to the community.

Police say they are reviewing video from the scene to help their investigation.

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