Police arrest tractor-trailer driver in Kensington crash that killed pedestrian

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KENSINGTON -

Police say they have arrested a tractor-trailer driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Kensington Wednesday morning.

It happened at the corner of Cortelyou Road and McDonald Avenue.

Police received a call for the situation around 7 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man under a truck. He was declared dead on arrival.

Officials say the driver was going northbound to make a right on McDonald Avenue as the victim was crossing. He was pinned under the wheel of the truck.

The 54-year-old driver stayed at the scene of the accident.

The NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad later arrested the driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to exercise due care.

The owners of the driver's company say they are shocked and are cooperating with investigators.

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